from Emotional Pain
description of the Messiah’s crucifixion assures us
that He has carried away our griefs, weaknesses, distresses,
sorrows, and pains (see chapter 53:4-5 in the Amplified
Bible). No human defect is left out of this complete
"salvation package," summarized again in Matthew
4:23-4 and elsewhere.
It should be clear that our emotional health is as
important to the Lord as our physical health. Yet countless
Christians resign themselves to fear, insecurity, stress,
anxiety, condemnation, guilt, depression, a sense of
worthlessness, and a host of other debilitating emotions,
because they just don't know the way out.
salvation is meant to deliver us
People commonly deal with such torments by
shrugging them off as part of our existence on planet Earth.
They’re strictly incompatible, though, with life in
Christ--a life of righteousness, peace, and joy. Scripture
makes clear that our salvation is meant to deliver us from every
work of the devil, right down to the smallest residue.
Let’s take a look at one emotional distress among many:
a sense of rejection. It hardly needs to be said that people
need the love and acceptance of those around them in order
to function properly. Babies suffer when they’re not held
and cuddled. Husbands and wives suffer when they’re denied
each other’s emotional care. School kids suffer when
they’re spurned for being too fat or lousy at sports,
wearing funny clothes, having funny hairdos.
source of permanent healing
The emotional starvation resulting from these
abuses can produce a permanent sense that one is unwanted
and unloved. What’s the answer? I suppose psychiatry can
help to some extent. But on the basis of my own experience
I’d say there’s only one source of permanent healing:
the cleansing power--the Blood of Jesus--that flows from our
Draw on this power!--whenever you’re dealing with such
torments as loneliness, rejection, betrayed trust, memories
of child abuse, or the loss of a loved one. To get rid of a
sense of rejection or anything else that threatens your
peace, you can pray something like this:
healing Blood of Jesus
"In the name of Jesus I declare that I am a
child of the Living God. My emotions are the property of
Christ, off limits to the devil and his agents. I release
the healing Blood of Jesus to deliver me from the sense of
rejection. Satan, I bind you in the name of Jesus and I
declare your activity unlawful. Get out of my life and take
your sense of rejection with you. I declare that the power
of the Living God is realized in all my emotions. Thank you,
Lord Jesus, that this is so."
Dear one, your mental and emotional needs will respond to
God’s healing Word just as your physical condition does.
And you can speak that Word yourself with authority (no
advanced degrees or other credentials necessary), in the
complete confidence that God will respond as you ask.
forget that . . .
God should be our
resort, not our last resort. Start taking time
right now to build up the faith you need to
receive His healing.
God is ready to
heal us in every
physically, emotionally, and mentally.
God heals all
types of disease, pain, sorrow, and
infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.
us to be healed, to be "whole"
persons enjoying abundant life.
God expects us to
with Him in getting healed—through
medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking.
Everything that promotes healing is a gift from
Healing Briefs here