Today’s exhortation – soul hurts cont.
As we continue to look at soul hurts, we must be aware that some soul hurts can go back as far as our childhood. A toddler who wasn’t hugged or cuddled, a child never made to feel special, a child called abusive names such as fat, ugly, stupid etc can be made to feel insecure and have a low self esteem of themselves resulting from the soul hurts. Children failing to meet parents expectations, family arguments are all egs. Some of the consequences of soul hurt are, feelings of shame, vulnerability, hopelessness, restricted growth, anger/disappointment with God, blocked emotions and hurt people projecting their hurt on others (the woman who never trusts men because of being cheated). The list is endless…
God has the power to heal all these and is willing to. The Lord said, “I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). A soul hurt robs us of living life more abundantly! Here’s the thing, forgiveness plays a BIG part of healing of the soul. So unforgiveness can be a hindrance in receiving healing. Also, unconfessed sin, blocked emotions, major fears, anger are all interferences in receiving healing. But thank God for His Holy Spirit, He helps us in our weaknesses and helps us in these areas. Without Him forgiveness and letting go of anger will be too hard for us. Try and sit down today and pray and ask Him to help you make a list of all the hurts in your soul starting from the present. One liners like, “the time he/she said or did.” We’ll go through what to do next tomorrow. Have a blessed start to your week.