A wounded soul affects every single area of your life. It can:
• Cause you to think wrong thoughts.
• Impact your will, causing you to make wrong decisions.
• Cause you to feel painful, negative, hurtful emotions.
Wounds of the soul are often responsible for adultery, divorce, church splits and business failures. A wounded soul can cause cancer, viral infections and other countless debilitating diseases! My point is that the health of your soul can affect and control every part of your life.
In Romans 7:20, the Apostle Paul writes, “Now if I do what I do not desire to do, it is no longer I doing it [it is not myself that acts], but the sin [principle] which dwells within me [fixed and operating in my soul]” (emphasis added).
To put it into today’s vernacular, Paul is saying, “I’m doing things I don’t want to do because of the junk that’s in my trunk.” We can’t always control our behavior because our wounded soul takes over and makes us do things we don’t want to do. There’s only so much you can do to control your behavior – to “suck it up” and do what God wants you to do. You need to be healed!