Listen to this Audio: Tim Keller explores the priority of the inner life, the complexity of the inner life, the solitude of the inner life, and how to heal the crushed spirit.
“The Bible teaches an extremely nuanced vision of the human spirit. We are physical beings whose spirits can be brought low by physical ailments. We are relational beings who need the love and support of friends. We are moral beings who can be crushed by the weight of our sin. We are existential beings who seek to find meaning in our lives. Lastly, we are faith-based being who will always put our hope in something. Unless we put our faith and hope in God, we will never satisfy the deepest longings of our hearts.” – Tim Keller
14 The spirit of a man can endure his sickness,
But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?
25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,
But a good word makes it glad.
10 The heart knows its own bitterness,
And a stranger does not share its joy.
2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight,
But the Lord weighs the motives.
28 The wicked flee when no one is pursuing,
But the righteous are bold as a lion.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.