Soul Rescue

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Have you found yourself sleepwalking through life? Are you soul weary? Do you long to fully live but don’t know how? 

Wherever you are in life right now, there probably have been many unexpected turns along the way.  Maybe you aren’t where you thought you’d be, however you first dreamt your life would be. Instead, the realities of your life may be keeping you stuck, unable to break free no matter how hard you pray. Maybe you feel completely overwhelmed by life’s demands, weary beyond belief and wondering where all your hope has gone.

Or you may know you’re blessed, that you really have a “good life” and are very fortunate, but you may still have lost your joy in it. You go through dreary daily routines, fulfilling your duties to your family, work and God, but your heart is dry. Where is the passion and joy within the unending gray monotony of life? This “good life” you have steals your right to complain, so you “suck it up” and keep trudging along. 

Or maybe you’re like me, and deep down, you know that there’s something blocking you from the full life Jesus promised you. You know God probably wants you to deal with it, but you don’t have the time, or the energy, or the courage. Or maybe you just don’t even know where to begin to rescue your soul. Whether it’s unresolved trauma, fear, self-sufficiency or – as it was for me – an inability to fully trust a God who has allowed so much pain and suffering in your life – isn’t it time to allow the Rescuer of our souls help us break free? 

We all try to ignore the emptiness of the soul. But there is something inescapable within each of our souls that hungers so painfully that we can’t even begin to put it into words, something so deep it won’t go away no matter how hard we try. As David said in Psalm 42:1-2, “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God”.

We aren’t meant to live a dead life. A superficial life. A life oblivious to the stirrings of our hearts. For it’s only in that mysterious depth of our souls that we sense there’s something missing that’s core to life; it’s a painful awareness that we must finally acknowledge and reach into and find God.

Meet You in This Deep Place

God wants to meet you in this deep place, in the inner recess of your heart to meet him there face to face to change your life. He wants to bring you back to life, to know you intimately so that you may know yourself in his love, as he first created you to be. He wants to free you and take over fully because he knows best how we were created to live—completely surrendered to him. For then he knows you will experience the extraordinary in your life, the full life that is his perfect will for you. A life lived fully. 

Take the time now to watch this video as I share about my journey towards soul rescue. And listen to what God is saying to you as you watch.

Come and see. Our Father is inviting you to A FULL LIFE with him.

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. (Matthew 11:28–30, The Message) 

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3 Comments

  1. Dear Merry, you sent me a copy of your book in 2014, but I was so busy working hard at a demanding job that I could not give it the attention it deserved. However in God’s perfect timing, NOW, in my retirement, I found the book and it came alive as I started reading it. A friend and I were praying about what our next cell group study should be and The Fully Lived Life resonated with both of us. Our group is excited about embarking on a journey of vulnerability and growth together. We’ll be ordering books tomorrow. God bless you. I see you are turning 50. Just want to say, the view from 65 is amazing. It only gets better. 🙂

    • Wow, I love God’s timing in this! Not just in the timing for you to read the book but the timing for me to receive your encouraging note. Thank you, Belinda, for your kind comments about my book. I’m excited to hear that your group will be studying The Fully Lived Life! I will be praying that God will do an amazing work in all your lives through this study :). Please keep in touch and let me know how your group does along the way, and please feel free to contact me with any questions! Many blessings and thanks again for contacting me! P.S. I’m LOVING being a junior senior and look forward to becoming a full fledged senior 🙂

      • I love the term “Junior Senior!” 🙂 Truly, I have never had so much joy in life as I do now. I always loved my job, but had a little stone tablet on a stand in my office, that said, “Know just when to jump off the swing.” 🙂 I was happy to pass the torch to a pair of younger and capable hands and jump! 🙂 I now love having the time to reflect deeply, with no rush…time to pray…to visit with people–to be led by God’s agenda and free to go with it. I am reading those books I always wanted to read :); studying topics of interest, and writing too. I thank God daily for the privilege of this freedom. Retirement is a very precious gift.

        I will let you know how our study goes. With the excellent study guide and the video clips, and my friend Susan’s great teaching skills, we are set up for success.

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