Topic: Emotional Wounds
Everyone experiences emotional wounds in their life, some of them deeper than others. We all must learn not to allow our emotions to control us, but people who have been deeply wounded emotionally may have more difficulty doing so than others.
If a person has been rejected, abandoned, or abused, it is probable that their emotions do not function as they would if
they had been spared those traumas. If love and acceptance have been withheld or you have been made to feel that you
have no value, you fit into the category of people God calls the brokenhearted.
But I have good news for you. Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted, to give them beauty for ashes, joy for mourning, and praise for heaviness. He also came to exchange turmoil for peace.
I have been the recipient of God’s healing in my life and I hope you have also. However, if you are in need of this kind of healing, I want to assure you that Jesus is waiting with open arms to begin a miraculous restoration in your life.
If your emotions are wounded, you may have emotional habits that are
harmful to you.
Do you eat for comfort when you are hurt or upset? Many people who have a habit of overeating run to the refrigerator
for comfort when they should be going to God.
Do you go shopping and spend money that you don’t havewhen you’re hurting? If so, you are trying to buy comfort.Whatever comfort we obtain from pampering our flesh is temporary at best, but the deep wound that needs God’s healing touch is still in us. Whether it is eating, shopping,
gambling, drugs, alcohol, or any other destructive behavior, God can and will deliver people with those problems. He is the Godof all healing and comfort.
He is our Deliverer! The first step
to freedom is to recognize the truth about why we do what we do and be determined that, with God’s help, we will not stay in
People do allsorts of things when they are upset or feel emotionally down in any way. These emotions cause stress, and people revert to habits—things that we do often without even being aware that we are doing them—for relief. Learn to run to God in times of stress instead of to the habit or addiction you normally turn to. Jesus simply says, “Come unto Me.”