At this point, you may be asking, “Why would my soul be wounded?”
The Prophet Isaiah writes, “ The Lord binds up the hurt of His people, and heals their wound [inflicted by Him because of their sins]” (Isaiah 30:26, emphasis added).
Sin can literally wound you. And, even though you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior – and His blood has cleansed you of all unrighteousness and brought you into a right relationship with God – there are still wounds in your soul that need to be healed. Committing adultery wounds the soul. Alcohol and drug use wound the soul. Stealing or being dishonest wounds the soul. So does gossiping about others or being a chronic over-eater. The gravity of the sin really does not matter, in terms of the harm it can do to you. Any sin can leave a scar on your inner man.
Your soul can be wounded when other people sin against you. Someone may have accused you of something you didn’t do, for example, or talked about you behind your back, stolen from you, or abused you in other ways.
Once your soul has been wounded by sin it needs literal healing! at is why the Psalmist said, “Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee” (Psalm 41:4, KJV).
*NOTE: 2nd reason is posted in the next lesson.