The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? (Proverbs 18:14)
Years ago the Spirit of God showed me that that human soul is just as fragile as an egg. Just as you would handle an egg with the utmost care and not just throw it around, so must you be careful what you expose your soul to. In Proverbs 4:23, the Word of God warns us that we are to guard our hearts with all diligence, for out of it flows the issues of life. This simply means that we have to be careful what we allow to happen to us and who we allow access to us.
We have to be selective of what advice we take; which relationships we pursue; which decisions to make; which occupations to go after and the like. The wrong people speaking into your life can derail you and cause you years of unnecessary heartache or despair.
The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45)
If your heart is pure, you will be able to produce what is good and pure. However, if your soul becomes hurt or wounded then it is susceptible to soul contaminants such as bitterness, resentment, hatred, jealousy, envy, strife or the like. These ungodly contaminants cause you to see everything in life from a distorted perception and can attract negative people, negative experiences and even cures to your life.
In Luke 6:45, the Word of God reveals that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks; meaning, whatever is in your heart, is what is going to come out of your spirit.
The truth of the matter is, however, whatever the condition or “health” of your soul is directly related to how sound your decisions in life will be and how you will rebound from devastating experiences. This is why you must protect your soul; your mind, against negative thoughts and negative-speaking people; your will, against what you want that may not line up with the will of God for your life; your intellect, against how you interpret or process what you experienced, heard or felt; and your emotions, against negative people who do not care about you or how you feel.
If your soul ever becomes wounded, only the love of God can deliver you, even in the hidden cavities of your soul, from deep-seated hurt and destructive soul wounds. Jesus knows everything about you. He created you and knows how to heal you if you want to be free. (John 8:36)
No matter how deeply rooted or how long your soul has been scarred, the spirit of God knows how to heal you. He is the only one to whom you can freely give all of your heart, soul and self. You can freely cast all of your hurt, your disappointment, your pain upon Him and know that you are totally safe because He knows how to love and deliver you out from the bondages of every soul wound or soul scar! (Psalm 102:20)