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Psyche and Physique

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.  Proverbs 14:30 KJV

We are more attentive to our physical health than our mental health or the health of our psyche, yet it is often a sick mind that sickens our physique.

Our psyche or spiritual side is connected to our physical side. No disease or sickness of the physical can be transmitted to the spiritual, but spiritual illnesses do affect the physical. The psyche is the soul and mind—the actual being living in the body. If the heart is sound or content, then the joy of the contented spirit will sustain the health of the body.

The psyche can be unsound because it’s wounded or under the incrimination of the conscience.  When the heart is sick because of envy or other diseases of the soul, the body is directly affected and can become ill. When we are covetous or have been hurt or wronged and are unwilling to forgive—but instead allow a vengeful spirit to reside in our hearts—we embrace those things that can destroy our physical health. Spiritual cancers such as hate, anger, and covetousness. Worry, anxiety, and fear can cause high blood pressure, leading to a heart attack or stroke. Envy, a spirit of covetousness and discontent, affects the core of our physical being—our bones because red bone marrow produces blood cells.

If we don’t release these things by leaving everything in Jesus’ hands, they will sooner or later affect our physical health, but the real problem is a sick psyche. Whatever disease our mind has directly affects our body.

What spiritual steps can you take to prevent physical sicknesses?   

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James Cagle

James H. Cagle has been preaching and getting the Word out since 1982. He has pastored for twelve years. He now writes for twelve newspapers weekly. He has published three books and is working on several others. James spent four years in the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1980 as a sergeant. He grew up in Bemiss, Georgia, and graduated from Lowndes High in 1975. He currently resides in Nashville, Georgia.