Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 1 Peter 2:11
WHAT TORTURES OUR SOULS?
1. WE’RE TORTURED BY THINGS WE’VE DONE.
…my bones have no soundness because of my sin. My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. Psalm 38:3-4
2) WE’RE TORTURED BY LIES WE BELIEVE.
…[The devil] was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44-45
TELL YOUR SOUL
1) IT’S BETTER TO CONFESS YOUR SINS THAN HIDE YOUR SINS.
He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Proverbs 28:13
• We confess to God for forgiveness of sins.
If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just and will forgive us our
sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 • We confess to people for healing from sins.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16
2) CHRIST WILL SET YOU FREE.
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 1 Peter 2:24-25