How often we have heard…”You just need to give it to God! Let it go! You need to choose to forgive!”
We may say those words, yet internally we either stuff the pain down inside or even find it sometimes impossible to move past it. Sometimes even years later, those painful wounds, come back to bite us every time it is triggered by similar circumstances.
I want to challenge you to think different. Instead of feeling the need to actually give them over, stuff them down, or let it go; by a simple act of faith, let’s give him permission to carry them or take them.
You see, this is different because it means, the only act is inviting him to come into that painful place, memory, or moment and do the heavy lifting. Trauma and grief is sometimes like that heavy stone that feels impossible to remove. Yet He is willing and able to remove the pain and heal us, with your agreement.
Often times this is a struggle with unforgiveness as well. If feels impossible to just forgive because of the burden of the pain.
“But [in fact] He has borne our griefs, And He has carried our sorrows and pains; Yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken, Struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by Him]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.”
Isaiah 53:4-5 AMP
What if I propose freedom from anger, fear, and forgiveness is a fruit of healing. When we say yes to him coming and lifting those heavy emotions and healing our wounds. The natural response is those who have harmed us or hurt us no longer have any power over our hearts anymore. He wants to take your anger, fear, pain, sickness, and give you healing and freedom.
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