Soul repair begins in the hands of God.
Two characters from the Mandarin language reminded me of this truth, thanks to a devotion book I am enjoying with two of my sons right now, Noah and Joshua.
We learned that the Mandarin word for “devotion time” is ling xiu.
- The character for ling means “soul” or “spirit.”
- The character for xiu means “to repair.”
- Time with Jesus is time for “soul repair.”
When I pause and enter into the Presence of God, my heart lands in the hands of Jesus.
Cradled. Nestled. It is a safe place for my soul.
It is a safe place for your soul.
Repair work does not, cannot take place from a distance. It is a hands-on activity.
The hands of God can be trusted.
It doesn’t take too many hours on any given day for my soul to be in need of mending, repair, or revival. Life is not easy.
What assurance to know that we don’t go at it alone.
What does soul repair look like in your life?
My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.
Psalm 63:8 (ESV)