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Written by Denise Pass for “Seeing Deep Ministries” @ http://denisepass.com/home/
“Fatherly Advice – How to Heal, Part 1”
Jeremiah 30:17 (NIV) “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’
declares the LORD, because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.”
1) How do you face memories of abuse?
2) How can God’s Word help you heal from abuse?
3) What is one step you can take today in order to heal from trauma?
Seeing Deep Ministries
Have you ever picked up a story expecting a riveting read that keeps you on the
edge of your seat? Maybe you eagerly turn the pages hoping for an exciting end
that redeems the chaos throughout? Then, perhaps halfway through or on the last
page, you realize the story was not what you expected at all. As an avid reader, I can
relate to this disappointment. But what if the story is your own and tossing it aside
isn’t optional. There is no happy ending. Friend, regardless of the details and plot
twists of your story, take comfort that your story isn’t finished, yet.
Scripture contains numerous accounts of people who suffered abuse at the hands
of evil enemies and those they trusted. Dinah, Tamar, Lot, and even Joseph are just a
few examples. But they all have something amazing in common. God used each of
them in mighty ways. While they were not perfect, God’s heart cared for them as His
heart cares for us today. God is gracious, kind, and abounding in loving kindness
(Psalm 145:8). He is our good Father. When our earthly fathers falter and offend us,
we can draw near to our Heavenly Father who heals our wounds.
Healing from our trauma is not an easy thing. It’s never easy for us to think about,
talk about, or maybe even pray about. However, God knows our hearts and He
desires our hearts knit with His. Even in our fallen world, God desires that all should
come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). We can take our burdens and our hurt and lay
them at His feet. He will grant us the strength we need and the grace for healing.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV) says, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for
my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of
my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” God’s passion and
strength can rise above any trauma including abuse. God’s heart is for you. May His
power rest upon you as you surrender your circumstances into His care.
1. Do you have a specific passage that helps you heal? If not, write out and memorize
Take a moment and just pray to your Heavenly Father. It doesn’t need to sound
eloquent or intellectual. Just come as you are. He cares for you.
We can heal from trauma when we bring our hurt to our Heavenly Father.
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To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
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