Most people understand the effects of physical wounds. Because physical wounds are tangible, we can see the scars, the cast from broken bones and listen to the wounded individual share complaints of pain and physical distress caused by the side effects of prescriptions. Therefore, we are constantly reminded of physical wounds. However, emotional wounds are not as noticeable; And, so often, they leave pain that won’t go away, scars that can’t be erased, and very few talk about the psychological torment that is securely hidden from the public eye.
Today, I pose the question - Has your spirit been wounded by humiliation, degradation and unresolved issues? If so, is the wound beyond repair? A couple of days ago, I thought about how easy it is to wound someone’s spirit. I thought about how so many people (especially spouses) inflict this pain on the weaker vessel without knowing the impact that it has on the other person. Often, without knowing it, the emotional wounds destroy trust, confidence and character.
How can you truly trust someone who constantly harms but is suppose to help?
How can you have confidence when you are torn down instead of being built up?
How can you have strong character when your character is under attack?
If you recognize that you have been emotionally wounded, I strongly urge you to seek help. Emotional wounds will heal when they are properly treated. Just as deep tissue wounds have to be properly treated, so do emotional wounds. Don’t ignore them and just expect them to go away.
I challenge you, today, to BELIEVE that
· You are better than that.
· You do have a purpose.
· You are beautiful.
· You are SOMEBODY!
· You have worth.
· You are valued.
Not only must you BELIEVE, but you must treat yourself as if you believe it. DISBELIEVE the negativity and the LIES that the enemy has wounded you with for so long. You have been set apart for such a time as this.
1 Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope.