When it hurts…

Life can be brutal and can beat us down so bad that we think that things can never get better. We’ve all been through situations that have either left us traumatized, hurt, wounded or broken. And when we go through hard times society expects us to get over it, after all life is tough and we shouldn’t be cry babies. So we start the cycle of covering things up.

We ignore talking about things/people that have left us hurt or even seeking professional help and instead choose to move on with life believing that we will get over we will eventually get over that “thing”. But we never do.

It’s even worse for men because they are taught that real men don’t cry and because of this, they rarely talk about the issues they are going through. But the truth is, we are all going through stuff silently. As a result, many are either depressed or addicted to various things.

For a long time I never dealt with my issues, and because of my wounds I ceased to exist. I learnt that our wounds can consume us till we get to the point we slowly die inside, if we do not deal with them. But God is good! His word that tells us that He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalms 147:3).

My healing process started when I went before God and had to wrestle for my freedom. We have to fight for it because  the devil wants to keep us in a place where we never receive our freedom so he ensures that we continue to wallow in our pain.As I was healing, the Holy Spirit led me to Isaiah 61 with regards to pain and hurt and as I read it I got stuck on verse 3 that continues to encourage me. It says that: 

However, the good news is that God wants to heal our hurt. That thing that you think you can’t get over, that’s what God wants to heal. His word says,come to me all that are weary and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).

We have to get to the place where we deal with the things in our lives that caused us pain  by surrendering our problems to God, after all He knows all our struggles. Maybe it was a relationship that left you hurt, a family member that called you names, you went through abuse, you lost a loved one, you went through a divorce and you chose not to deal with the pain, God wants to heal, but He can only do so if we allow Him to. On our own it is impossible to get over some of our wounds.

With that hope that you will ask the Holy Spirit to begin to reveal to you the areas in your life that are wounded and damaged because it happens that a lot of the things that hurt us have become so normalized in our lives that we don’t even know we are wounded. His Spirit reveals all truths and He will begin the work of healing and restoring our souls according to His word in Psalms 23.

Thanks for reading!

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