Thought to Ponder: Emotional Healing!!

Thought to Ponder: Emotional Healing!!
“You, O Lord, have helped me and comforted me.”Ps 86:17 NIV
Have you been hurt by a (_______) who chose to condemn you instead of showing compassion and helping you? Or by someone who neglected you when they should have sought you out, restored you spiritually and returned you to your rightful place in the family of God? Most people who’ve been hurt by others could easily convince a jury that it should never have happened. And the truth is, it shouldn’t. But it did—and reliving it won’t change things. But it will change you—and not for the better. Stop and think: If you were mugged and taken to the hospital, you wouldn’t spend all your time obsessing about the person who beat you up. No, your main objective would be to recover as quickly as possible and move on. Ironically, with physical wounds we seek help immediately, but with emotional ones we’re inclined to focus on the problem instead of the solution. So what are you going to do? Here are your options: (1) Rehearse it. By constantly talking to others about what happened, you empower your pain and keep it alive. (2) Repress it. David did that: “When I kept silent…my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer” (Ps 32:3-4 NIV). (3) Process it. That means being willing to uncover the areas where you were wounded and opening yourself to receive God’s grace. That’s when you discover “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Ps 147:3 NKJV). (4) Share it. The Bible says, “Confess your faults one to another, pray one for another, that ye may be healed” (Jas 5:16). If you’re wise you’ll choose options three and four. (bob gass)
Put your Heart, mind, will and emotions in Jesus Christ’s hands today. He loves you!

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