Psalm 147:3 (AMP) He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].
As I sat at my kitchen table the Holy Spirit began to minister to my heart about false realities. We often hide behind addictions and in a world of fantasy. We never take the time to deal with what is real and true about ourselves. Even after experiencing the pain of not dealing with real issues, we still choose to do what is easier; remain in hiding. It is easy to run and hide from our truth rather than facing it head on. The pain of our lives begins to damage our souls and seep out little by little, affecting our relationships and our everyday life. We do not want to admit we hurt so deeply. We want to keep covering up with false smiles and laughter on the outside. We want to dress up and put the best on the outside hoping, praying, that no one ever notices the real me, or the struggles I face day to day. So we continue to live a lie. Only to one day find that our layers are being pulled back one by one.
It is now time to come out of hiding. The Holy Spirit is bringing us face to face with who we really are. He is causing us to deal with the root of our addictions and obsessions. He wants us to see that His grace is sufficient for us. His strength is made perfect in our times of weaknesses. He wants us to know that our healing lies in embracing Him. He is the only one that can help us face our past without the quilt, shame, fear, and even the pain. Yet we never take time to heal or to allow the Lord to restore our soul. When we acknowledge His help, we will no longer overcome one addiction only to pick up another. This is a common behavior when our souls are so damaged from rejection, abuse, and feelings of inadequacy. The truth is the real “us” is a sum total of the choices we have made. Yes we may have suffered at the hands of others, but we chose not to face it head on. We were taught to ignore the pain or just cover it up not knowing that one day it would come back to haunt us. It never goes away, not until we decide to confront it.
Are you ready to deal with who you really are? Are you ready to make that move towards total healing and freedom? There is hope and healing today. Begin now by taking hold to the Father’s hands and allowing Him to walk you through the doorways of pain to a place of healing and wholeness. He is here to heal your soul. Will you let Him?
Father, I pray a prayer of faith over your children today, I ask that your hand of healing will begin to reach to the depths of our souls and begin to heal brokenness and pain that lies beneath all the pretense and the smiles. I pray that you will begin to minister to the depths of our beings, destroy the yokes of bondages that grip us, instantly deliver us from the guilt and shame of our past. I pray that your Holy Spirit will surround us with your everlasting love and shelter us as we begin to walk with you along this path to freedom. I give you glory for doing a great and an awesome work in the lives of your people. In Jesus name Amen.
© Mary Pinckney 2014