How to Heal

How to Heal

Like a child who has fallen off his bike with a physical wound to the knee that is red and raw, wounds to the soul are just as real.  Emotional wounds from past experiences of rejection, neglect, deceit, physical or emotional abuse cut deep and have a profound and lasting effect on the believer. These past hurts can cause us to become overly sensitive, guarded, and easily offended over the smallest of gestures. The simplest of things done or said, intentionally or unintentionally, seem to hurt deeply and may even cause us to isolate ourselves from others. God has promised to heal our physical, emotional and mental wounds.

"He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions" Psalm 107:20
God is the high priest who can and does sympathize with our weaknesses and infirmities. However, we are often required to do some work on our part. The enemy desires to keep us bound by past hurts that prevent us from having Gods best for our life. If not addressed, these behaviors will negatively impact our relationship with God, ourselves and those around us.

Knowing that this has been a stronghold in my own life, one morning, in my time of prayer, I cried out to the Lord and asked what must I do to be healed of emotional woundedness and this is how the Holy Spirit led me.

First, put on the helmet of salvation which is a part of the armor of God. I pondered why the helmet of salvation, doesn't that merely mean that I have been freed from my sinful nature. Yes, but it also protects me from fear and discouragement because I now have the mind of Christ. The helmet of salvation guards my mind against fear of man, fear of failure, fear of abandonment, fear of rejection, and fear of not being good enough. With the helmet on, there will be no power in our fears to draw us into sin. Without the of the helmet of salvation we will be unprotected from such fears and the cares of this world, that so often beset us.

Psalms 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

In 2 Corinthians 10:5, Paul spoke of casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.  Paul was the warrior, and the enemies were those people whose minds and arguments were proud and lifted up against God. So, when Paul defeated those minds and arguments by the power of the Holy Spirit, their thoughts and minds were taken captive and they became people with the mind of Christ or obedient to Christ.  We too can apply this same principle to our lives. It is imperative that we cast down every high thought that comes against the knowledge of Christ. No matter how true the thought may seem, if it does not align with the Word of God, cast it down!  Thoughts that come because of past rejection, offenses, and deceit that attempt to enter our present situations must be cast down immediately.

We must bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, meaning, every thought should obey or behave in accordance with scripture. Therefore, when my thoughts do not obey God's word, I am being disobedient.  If our thoughts are obedient to Christ, then eventually our behaviors will align with those thoughts.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Lastly, we are to call those things that are not as though they were. (Romans 4:17) We can decree a thing and it shall be established according to the will of God. (Job 22:28) We know that it is Gods will that you be healed of every infirmity.  Begin to declare healing of emotional wounds, declare that you are no longer easily offended, overly sensitive or extremely guarded... the word of the Lord declares,

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him out of them all." (Psalms 34:19)

Declare that the love of God has been shed abroad in your heart and that you live according to the Spirit because the Spirit of God brings life. No matter what, continue to declare and affirm your deliverance in these areas and you will find that God is faithful to His Word and watches over it to perform it. We are indeed healed and whole and equipped to do every good work that the Father has called us to do. Therefore, be free, in Jesus name!

Sherita Wilson
Favor Nation Church
Victorious Women's Ministry

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