My heart needs a surgeon, my soul needs a friend

    08.24.20 | Christian Life by Don Stubbs

    The other day I was listening to a song called Run to the Father, by Cody Carnes, and as I was listening my heart was deeply moved by the words of the song; “my heart needs a surgeon, my soul needs a friend, so I run to the Father again and again and again and again.”
    As I thought about those words I thought that’s so true; often my heart needs a surgeon and my soul needs a friend. There are times when I cry out to God and ask, please change my heart, Lord, if You don’t work on me there is no hope for me. I often feel like the Apostle Paul when he stated in Romans 7:24, “Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death”
    But it’s often times not really about sin. I feel I just don’t know how to really love God with a love that is worthy of who He is. I think I want to, but I wonder how can I ever get there? How can I ever give enough back to the God who has given me everything. I feel numb; I feel hopeless, unable to ever be enough.
    There is also a desire of sin on one hand, and the feeling of worthlessness on the other hand, and so my soul cries out. My heart needs a surgeon. I cry out to Him to create in me a clean heart, not just a clean heart, but a new heart. A heart that is desperate for God. A heart that knows the living God, and knows how to find Him in the midst of the storms that so often it find itself in.
    My soul needs an anchor, a friend that will guide it at all times. You see, I have found a wandering soul is an easy target for hopelessness and despair. Hebrew 6:19 states, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.”
    Our hearts and our souls are in need of daily help and care from Him who created them, and it is only God who can completely rescue us when our hearts and souls are ready to give up.
    There is no magic potion, no easy words or quick fixes, but there is the God of all of creation. He can and He will rescue and restore the deepest brokenness that we can ever experience. He created the heart and soul to be in communion with Him, and He will surely be the Surgeon and the Friend that they need, and He will never fail them. So run to Him again and again and again; He will always be there for you.