Healing Emotional Wounds – If you are human, you will experience pain. Life brings us joys as well as sorrows. Emotional wounds are something we all experience. If we are wise, we will use them as lessons that make us better. Too often we suffer for years without seeking help. Often we do not realize how much these past experiences have wounded us. Unaddressed emotion pain will affect every aspect of your life and relationship. If you have been suffering, I encourage you to begin to take control of your mental health and reclaim your power. Whether it be getting help from a medical professional or through prayer, get the help you need. What do I mean we have to take control of our mental health?
Emotional Healing vs Bitter Roots
What do I mean we have to take control of our mental health? The bible talks about a root of bitterness, springing up and defiling a man. What does the scripture mean a ‘bitter root’? Bitter roots can take place when we are unable or unwilling to forgive. When anger and resentments are left to fester, they begin to grow tentacles and spread.
These resentments and turn you into an angry, bitter person or someone who is unable to trust anyone. Emotional wounds don’t disappear on their own. Just like they do not appear on their own. Something has to happen. Hebrews 12:14,15 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.
The Result of Bitter Roots
When we allow ourselves to become bitter, it poisons the soul makes us unproductive and unpleasant to be around. Bitter people are lonely people. One way of taking control of your mental state is to pray. Ask God to show you why you are so angry or hurt. You may have to forgive someone. You may have to ask for forgiveness. If you have done all this and still have not found healing, know that there is no sin in seeking help from a trained counselor or therapist. These issues will be addressed by your doctor and they will create a plan for your recovery.
When You Need Professional Help
There are times when a person needs to seek a professional therapist for help with emotional problems that result in a chemical imbalance in the brain. Some may even need medication. Do not allow other Christians to condemn you for seeking professional help. It is not that you have not faith, but that there are different methods of healing available to us. The main this is that you get better and get back control of your life. Doctors and medical professional can be very helpful when dealing. So, get the help you need so that you can feel better.
What to Do When You Can’t Let it go?
Are you the type of person that has a hard time letting something go? Do you rethink every fault and every mistake, every broken relationship? We have all been there at one time or another. But it is not a place you want to remain. Take time to heal. It is said that time heals all wounds. That is not necessarily true. It takes time and work to bring about healing. Forgive those who have hurt you. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: Matthew 6:14. Like it or not, forgiving is the beginning of healing. It is a hard pill to swallow when you feel the person doesn’t deserve forgiveness. Remember forgiving others if really for you, because when you forgive others you also will be forgiven.
The Process of Emotional Healing
It is necessary to grieve: Grief is a part of the healing process. Allow yourself to go through all the stages of grieving. Unbelief, depression, bargaining, resolve, and anger are some of the steps to overcoming. Joy will eventually follow your sadness. Grief is a process, but there will come a time when you stop grieving and begin to live again. Weeping endures for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 30:5 KJV
Allow anger to work for you: Anger can be a positive force, helping you to realize that you are a worthwhile human being, worthy of happiness. This is great because it means you are ready to stop crying and begin to rebuild your life and self-esteem. Be angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath. Ephesians 4:26 KJV
Do something special: Don’t allow yourself to remain isolated. Take a trip with people you love and find support Getting away from a painful situation, will help you gain a new perspective and become revitalized. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:17 KJV This doesn’t necessarily mean go to church, (which isn’t a bad idea); but surround yourself will people who love and support you.
Forgive: Forgive yourself and try to forgive the person that has hurt you. When you are unable to forgive, it will take longer to move on. Make a decision to forgive, today! They may not deserve forgiving, but you deserve the healing and the freedom you will get by doing so.
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Emotional Healing Scriptures (KJV)
1 Peter 5:10 – But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Psalms 34:17-20 – The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
Psalms 147:3 – He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Exodus 14:14 – The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Psalms 23:3 – He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
1 Peter 2:24 – Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
James 5:16 – Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Psalms 34:19 – Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
Psalms 51:10 – Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Romans 8:15-16 – For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Prayer for Emotional Healing
Father, I come to you to ask for healing of my mind, soul, and spirit. I feel so hurt, and so broken I turn to you for help. I have tried so many things and I am not better. Deliver me and set me free from this oppression and depression. Lord give me my life back and restore my peace and joy. Forgive me of all my sins, I am sorry for holding onto unforgiveness. Lord I forgive ____________ for _____________. Thank you for forgiving me and thank you for setting me. In Jesus name. Amen