For the past few weeks, I’ve been writing on some weighty issues.
Sometimes part of healing is about finding your voice, believing God will come for you in your darkest moments. As well as trusting God to turn the evil that has happened to you, into good.
Healing can seem scary to some people. The thought of bringing up the past can feel paralyzing. You might be concerned about bringing things to the light; the heaviness can feel like a dam ready to burst.
Some of the key components of healing begin with understanding.
Understand your need for healing. It’s okay to admit You are fractured; God wants to make you whole.
We must be willing to let God into those sensitive places.
It’s learning to tell ourselves God’s truths in the midst of the lies that we believe.
It’s been a Twenty-Two-year journey for me.
I don’t have it all figured out, but I do know what God has done, and I pray You will allow him to come for you.
It takes courage to step into the past, strength to heal in the present and a firm foundation to walk into the future with all that God has for you.
I hope this will encourage you to take the journey if you find yourself in need of healing.
God knows what lies in your heart, He understands your pain and sees clearly the struggles you face daily.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Using God’s word is key to healing. There is power in his name, truth in his word and healing in his touch.
He promises to heal your broken heart. Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
He will walk with you every step you take.
Psalm 34:18 “He is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Allow God into those places that hurt.
He will teach you to surrender, to trust him and to forgive.
Don’t stay anchored to your past wishing things would be different.
There is a season for everything, including sorting through a bad past so God can release you into a hopeful future.
God’s word, prayer, a godly counselor and the support of others who have walked a similar past are all steps toward healing.
Let your hope rest in God and all that he has for you.
So what does Surrender look like?
When I surrender to God, that means that I have given Him my pain and my sorrow. I have told him the secrets He already knew and now it is up to me to listen for his voice in response, that may be telling me to uproot any bitterness in my heart, and know that He can bring peace to my life through his healing hand.
Learning to forgive the unforgivable is a must and can only come through Christ.
Just like getting to know who God is, the process of deep healing doesn’t happen overnight, but that’s what makes us so reliant upon the Lord.
He sees the bondage of bitterness in our hearts and our stubbornness to resist anger. But on most days it can seem to be the easiest way to cope with our reality.
But it’s in these dark places, He reaches out in grace not to drag us out, but to raise us up. He knows what you’ve been through and in Christ there is redemption.
In Christ, there is new life.
Sometimes it takes more than just a prayer to receive the Healing from God we are longing for.
There will be a battle against the flesh and the Spirit because digging into the past can be uncomfortable, painful, and sometimes shameful and the enemy does not want you to be free.
It’s real spiritual warfare going on in the unseen world for your life and freedom.
The enemy uses lies as well as emotions to keep you bound up in a life of unforgiveness.
Although healing can take more than a prayer, it’s still a great place to start:
Dear Heavenly Father,
You’ve known me since the beginning of time, You have a love for me that surpasses all earthly love, and you sent your son to die for my sins that I might know you more intimately than ever before. You know my past, you know my pain, and you know the deep anguish that leaves me speechless and in utter devastation. I used to think this burden was mine alone, yet you are there with arms open wide to carry it for me. In you I am free, and though there may be a long journey ahead, lead me and help me to walk in obedience to you knowing that you’ve got me and your strength is made perfect in my weakness. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.
2 Corinthians 12:9 “Each time he said, ” My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”
Matthew 11:30 “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Step out from your past and learn to walk in freedom .
Praying for you,