Healing Emotional Wounds: Facing the Darkness
After burning out from nine years of a difficult ministry in an Ontario Housing complex, and the deaths of my father and brother, I plummeted into the deepest, darkest pit you could imagine.
As the dam, I had created to hold back my emotions came crashing down, anger, fear, depression, and loneliness engulfed me. I began to recall childhood memories that were now overshadowing my present circumstances.
The only way for me to heal was to turn around and face the darkness with a counselor and my Heavenly Father.
Healing Emotional Wounds: God If You Love Me Show Me
You can understand how old wounds affect your behavior, your relationships, and your marriage, but how do past wounds affect your relationship with God? How do you know if your spiritual life is being sabotaged?
Here's a little test. Do you fear the future? Do you fear not having enough? Do you struggle with believing God loves you as a unique person even when you walk away? Do you find it an effort to spend time with Jesus, and can't seem to grow spiritually?
These struggles and symptoms of emotional wounds. It was while I was in the deepest, darkest place of depression that I cried out- God, who are You? God if You love me show me. God, why didn't You protect me?
Healing Emotional Wounds: Those Painful Emotions
Painful emotions are those which come to the surface at inconvenient times and cause embarrassment. Loss causes grief. Grief suppressed produces brokenness. Brokenness left unattended promotes depression. Depression births hopelessness.
You wonder - what is it that brought me to this place? Where do I run to? How do I find the words to explain something I don't understand. Who can I talk to who won't think I have gone mad?
If the above questions echo the ponderings of your heart, this book was written for you.
Within these pages, you will find the source of help, hope, and healing.
Healing Emotional Wounds:
Stepping into the light
Stepping into the light is an ongoing experience. You come to the end of the long dark tunnel of depression, grieving your losses, confusion, anger and finally forgiveness. You have stepped into the light.
Suddenly the world seems to be a different place. You feel peaceful. You see awesome displays of God’s goodness in nature. You have hope for a successful future. You dare to dream again. More than that, you have a new awareness of God’s presence.
Healing Emotional Wounds: Freedom Through Forgiveness
Take a moment and think about the word, “forgiveness”. What emotions does such an activity stir in you? Do you find it fills you with a feeling of sweet security and well-being? Your conscience is clear and you have peace knowing that nothing is held against you.
Healing Emotional Wounds-Restoring Relationships
Living in a broken world where offenses and hurt feelings take place, chances are you know someone you were once close to whom you no longer associate with. Maybe it was someone you worked with or served with on a committee. Possibility it was a neighbor, close friend or relative. Perhaps it is one of your children.
The very thought of the wedge between the two of you brings an ache to your heart and tears to your eyes. Yet you are at a loss to know how to fix the relationship. So you pray that God will bring about healing and change. It’s time to put prayers into action.
Healing Emotional Wounds-Filling the Void