by Jerry Branch

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Nothing Refreshes Better than Jesus! (6 of 11)
Series: Becoming all God wants you to be
Gerald Branch
April 10, 2005
Psalm 23:3

Keywords: Jesus; shepherd, refresh; restore; restoration

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me besides quiet waters.
He restores my soul.
- Ps. 23:1-3
Today, we are continuing in our series through Psalm 23.
And we’re going to look at HOW God has a way
to HEAL our Souls…HEAL our Damaged Emotions.
"He restores my soul" Ps. 23:3

Regardless of whether or not we will admit it,
all of us need to have our souls restored every so often.
We all get hurt in life -- life's tough.
Even Christians…and NOWHERE does Jesus ever say,
come follow me, and life will be a snap.
We get beat up by discouragement, depression, despair.
We have get battle scars from failures and frustrations.
We all carry around wounds and emotional garbage.
And all of that steals the abundant life Jesus came to give us.
And God wants to take away your emotional garbage.
He wants to restore your soul. BUT, you and I have to LET HIM.
And IF we refuse to respond to His Word and to the Holy Spirit,
it’s like going to a doctor and telling him your problem,
and he gives you a prescription to cure your illness,
and he even gives you the pills free,
but just take them home,
and put them in the medicine cabinet and don’t take them.

God wants to RESTORE your soul,
and when we allow Him to do so,

He will when we allow Him to make several changes in our lives:
He will remove guilt.
God will relieve our grief.
And God will replace grudges we’re holding against others.
All three of these things keep our souls in turmoil and instability.

"Ps. 38:4-6 says, " 4 For my sins have flooded over my head; they are a burden too heavy for me to bear. 5 My wounds are foul and festering because of my foolishness. 6 I a ...

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