Everywhere I turned, I see a world filled with pain! The saddest thing about it? No one wants to take responsibility for their contribution to it. Despite this fact, people need to break free. Don't let your pain maker keep you locked up!
I have mentioned in previous blogs that most of what people are reeling in pain from is closely associated with their childhood experiences. I'd like to call that 'The Invisible Guest' that resides in the deep recesses of our hearts.
The Bible clearly explains that each of us were born and shaped in sin. That means that we have a sinful nature within us that loves to sin. Psalm 51:5 says, "Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity. In sin my mother conceived me."
The sin Adam and Eve committed in the Garden of Eden plunged every human being into sin. It was their sin and rebellion against God that sealed the fate of everyone born after them. That is the very reason crimes are committed, and why people are reeling from all sorts of pain and depression!
We live in a world that is shaped and molded by sin. Evil acts, violence and abuse, and a host of other ills has caused men and women, for the most part, to perpetuate its sickness. Perhaps you became a victim.
It takes a lot of effort to deal with one's pain. It is so much easier to numb the pain with strong libations, denial, drugs, sex, and anything that feels good in the moment, but nothing takes away the pain.
Peeling back the layers of hurt and pain, and whatever caused it, is a task you can't do alone. It's a process. It's ongoing, but it is well worth the work. Take it from me, I've been on this journey for quite some time.
The first thing that a person has to do to begin the healing process is to admit that they have a problem, and that they are in pain, secondly, they must ask God for His help. Watching T.V. segments of self help shows in the media won't bring you full circle with what's troubling you. While I will admit that some of the hosts give valuable advice, and they do shine the light on the problem at hand, however, for the most part, they are giving people suggestions and advice based on worldly wisdom.
I subscribe to the wisdom of God. Only He can bring you into complete healing! Only He can restore the years the locusts has eaten. His healing balm can fill every dark place in your heart and soul. What the talk shows can't do for you is to give you the 'Power' to make the necessary changes in your life. Power for change comes from God!
It is clear that we humans do not possess the divine ability to turn our lives around. We can't heal our own hearts, we can't get to the depths of the problem without God's enabling grace to enter into the corridors where the deep pain is. God's grace is what I call His divine ability to tolerate and bear the hard stuff while trying to evict the demons of the past. God's grace helps us to cry our way through all the muck and mire as we come face to face with the core of the problem. God also gives His strength to hang in there as He helps us to break free from the stronghold of pain.
There is not one person on the face of this earth that has not been hurt or harmed in some way, but some of us have been deeply wounded. Wounds are God's specialty. He's the expert at binding up wounds. I can testify to this personally.
Life is all about choices and the choice is yours as to whether or not you are ready for God to 'FIX YOUR LIFE'! Don't look to anyone else to do it for you. Trust God! He knows, He sees, and He most definitely cares!
While the world continues to be filled with pain, you can break free of yours!
"CASTING ALL YOUR PROBLEMS ON HIM, FOR HE CARES FOR YOU."
1 Peter 5:7