"Inner Spiritual Healing!"
INNER, PAINFUL EMOTIONS
CAN THEY BE HEALED? YES!
By Evangelist Diana Gray
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2002 All Rights Reserved
KJV Bible For All Scripture
A special area of needed healing
is that of hurting, inner painful emotions stemming from past memories.
Scripture calls bruised past emotions as well as physical and moral weaknesses,
7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and
plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
Within one's heart lays dormant
a series of inner past hurts. These can surface at the most inopportune
times when least expected! Inner Emotions are hard to deal with and
sometimes they can last throughout a person's lifetime. There...
are... no... easy pat answers that will instantly bring about healing.
Because of the depth of involvement intertwining in and throughout a person's
emotional makeup, these inner painful emotions take time to heal.
Prayer through the Holy Spirit is a major remedy to the beginning of getting
in touch with these inner painful memories. It takes work and
it takes time to emotionally process through some past hurts with counseling,
prayer and faith. This is why Christian counseling in the
ministry is so very important and much needed.
Well meaning Christians have
to be very careful when attempting to give quick fix answers to immediate
problems. Some problems can stem from deep rooted past hurts. A lot
of thought, prayer as well as listing to a hurting person is so very
important before jumping in with quick responses. Sometimes fast
abrupt answers can cause more harm than good. Not only the words
a person says, but body language as well as emotions can all be demonstrated
in such a way that careful thought and prayer is needed to respond.
My very special friend I
will tell you one thing though, if you are dealing with some hurts from
the past, you are not alone! Every single person on the face of the
earth has painful inner emotions in one form or another! Are you surprised
that I am saying this? It's true, we all have hang-ups and past hurts.
You name the person, look deep into their life and you will find
inner painful emotions somewhere inside of them, everyone of us.
Heaven is going to be beautiful, it's the only place without hurt of any
kind, including painful inner emotions.
Just below the surface lies
hidden memories. These surface at times of deep stress throughout
the various trials of life. All of a sudden they come out bringing
tears and great sorrow. A minuet, unimportant thing such as a vase
falling off of a coffee table, brings on a wail of tears. The person
doesn't even know why they are crying but the pain is so terribly bad in
their heart. What's wrong? Why the tears and a desperate need to
cry? Breaking a cheep vase didn't deserve a sudden reaction of tears,
no one died, so what's
The incident may have triggered
a memory of childhood when a favorite heirloom was accidentally broken.
Two children were chasing each other throughout the house laughing in childish
glee, only to end up screaming in pain. An angry parent lashed out with
a belt in terrifying, violent anger and rage. The welts on little
bodies may have lasted only a few days but the terrified memory caused
painful inner emotions which would last a lifetime.
What about the child who
so desperately needed a father's love and concern only to watch him night
after long night drunk at the kitchen table sound asleep. If he only
would have taken the time to show some concern and care. If only
there could have been some sign of real love and affection, not just empty
tolerance and apathy.
Maybe an older brother, might have
violently beaten up a younger sister with over a small argument.
An argument which should have amounted to nothing but ended in horrible
violence. The chain reaction may have triggered a frustrated mother
to scream out at both of them. The cost of buying a ruined torn blouse
or a broken vase her only concern. Maybe she never noticed
or cared that there was an ensuing gush of blood from a little girl's small
smashed nose. At such a time as this tears would not have helped,
so emotions got packed down deep in a hurting heart. A broken, smashed
nose would heal in time, but the fear and horror would last a lifetime
from these past painful inner emotions.
Some children grow up never
having received a parents love. A little girl might never be told
that she was pretty or smart or a son became a heavy drinker trying to
drown out the pain of the past. Maybe the parents never wanted
children and told them many times that they wish they were never born.
Scars and hurts from the past can run really deep! Sometimes there
can be so many hurts that after awhile thoughts and sad feelings begin
to be repressed and buried within one's heart. The sad thing
is that everyone has something in their past that is still bothering them.
Pain, violence, these can happened in anyone's life over anything.
We all have them, no one is immune to bad memories and the painfulness
of the past.
No wonder people have emotional
problems and reactions. Emotions which may be off from the so called
norm. Who is really normal? How can anyone judge anyone else?
When we see them reacting different from anything that we would do, does
that give us a right to judge them? Did we live their lives? Do we
really comprehend or visualize everything that ever happened to them? How
can we truly know or understand another human being, when we have not
lived our lives in their shoes. Even brothers and sisters who
grew up together can't truly know the whole life of the other sibling.
One of them could have been asleep when a bad memory was taking place for
the other. Some things which can bring on the tears for one person
can make another person laugh. Why, we are all different! Leave judgment
to God and have mercy upon your fellowman. Judging others and the
pride of life you don't need. They hinder your spiritual walk with
Becoming a Christian through
the saving grace of Jesus Christ will give you Salvation and a home in
Heaven for all eternity, John 3:16. The past hurts, memories and
habits that took a lifetime to form will not. Yes I grant you that
some people receive deliverance from a former bondage such as smoking,
alcoholism or a past hurt at the same time they received Salvation.
Maybe they were dealing with a particular problem at the same time as receiving
Salvation and were delivered.
Think of it this way, visualize
a black sheet of sin over each of us when we receive the Salvation of Jesus
Christ. As we learn to deal with each of our sins and past hurts
from the past, white spots begin to appear. These white spots are
areas in our lives that have been healed and freed of sins. After
sometime the sheet over us becomes whiter and whiter until we have a white
sheet over us covered with black spots of sins and unhealed hurts.
We deal, and deal with each black spot full of sins, past memories
and habits until we die. Is our sheet every totally white, free from
all of these past hurts and sins? Yes, when we get to Heaven and receive
new clean, sin free bodies. We are saved by grace but we have to
make the effort to deal with our particular problems and sins. We
have to work with and allow the Holy Spirit to help bring about a change
in our inner spirit.
Particular personal idiosyncrasies
of a person can make them react totally different from the next person.
In other words, what hurts one person won't hurt another and vice versa,
because of their own particular personality and emotional makeup.
Present behavior can manifest itself in a mired of various ways because
of learned responses from the past. Contradictory behavior can affect
our present relationships. With learned deeply rooted responses,
buried painfull inner emotions can interfere with our present life.
These emotional repressed scars surface from time to time with such terrifying
memories bringing tears and then feelings of rage. Why can't a person
simply pray these memories away? Why do they still come back to haunt
us from time to time? Sometimes prayer, after prayer, after prayer
is said and they still come back, why? They hurt our hearts! They
make us make us feel as if our hearts are breaking. We can still
feel the emotional pain even now as if it happened today, why? What's
the answer and how do we finally receive healing from these horrible hurts?
2 Corinthians12:8-10 For
this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And
he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made
perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in
infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses
for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
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