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, and our relationships have left open wounds that have not healed. If you have been suffering, I encourage you to begin to take control over your mental health and reclaim your power and mental health. Why do I say mental health? When we are unable or unwilling to forgive, something happens.
Emotional Healing vs Bitter Roots
The bible talks about a root of bitterness, springing up and defiling a man. Hebrews 12:15. Bitterness poisons the soul, makes us unproductive and unpleasant to be around. Bitter people are lonely people.
One way of taking control over your mental state is to take the time to determine the root of those wounds and discover what it takes for you to heal and move on. Emotional wounds don’t disappear on their own. They must be addressed and a plan of recovery established.
Can’t Let it go?
Are you the type of person that has a hard time letting something go? 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. 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.
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 supportive. 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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Prayer for Emotional Healing
Father, I come to you to as that you heal me and restore you peace and joy. Forgive me of all my sins, I am sorry for holding onto unforgiveness. Lord I release forgiveness to ____________ for _____________. Forgiven them as you have forgiven me. In Jesus name. Amen