What does that sentence mean? Why does it matter if my soul is well?
We are called to love with all of our heart, and all of our soul, and all of our mind. Unlike our hearts and our minds, our souls are intangible.
Although none of us can physically touch it, all of us have a soul. But are we taking care of our soul in an effort to make sure it is well?
The world knows very well how to take care of our hearts and our minds. If we want to take care of our heart, we maintain healthy diet and exercise routines. If we want to take care of our minds, we learn new things, keep our thoughts healthy, and talk things out with others as needed.
How do we take care of our souls?
Just like our physical bodies, our souls hunger and thirst. They need to be watered and fed. What do they hunger and thirst for? The food and water we’re all in search of to nourish our souls is God.
God sees a hungry soul, and to it he says “I’m going to fill this with what is good”
God sees a thirsty soul, and to it he says “anyone who drinks the water I give them will never thirst again”
Why is it so important that we be people who can say with confidence that “it is well with my soul”?
Our souls are priceless, for it is said,
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?
With that I say, how is your soul doing? How can we each seek to be people who nourish our souls so that we become the people who are loudly proclaiming “It is well, it is well with my soul”