Both Men and women, young and old had have drama that created “wounds” in one’s life. It is no joke to have tragedy in life because these damages goes beyond our emotions. Most of the time we try to get rid of these Emotional Hurts by reaching out to our love ones or friends, being involve in the Church, sometimes we embrace make-overs, buy new things or join organizations/ clubs, so on and so forth. I am not saying these steps are wrong, but in reality these pain needs more attention in getting it out in our system completely. For “damages” goes deeper into our “SOUL.” In this case we call it “INNER HURTS.” If an individual is deeply wounded, it leaves “scars.” The scars automatically reminisce those painful time. Some does not need to see their scars because it is already written all over a person’s life. We do not need to have Ph.D. of something to detect a wounded heart, because there are Manifestation of Inner Hurts:
1. Old age looking
** Looks older than their biological age.
2. Irritable and Reactive (so easily or making small things into a big deal)
e.g. For the very first time in 22 years in marriage, the wife got irritated on how her husband chew his food.
- e.g. The young adult is irritated to hear advice. So, he/she easily react to their parents by answering back without understanding them wholly.
3. Physically Weak (When it is occurring most of the time for no reason)
** e.g. Immune system weakens, etc.
4. Physically Sick (When it is occurring most of the time for no reason)
** e.g. sudden fever, heavy heart, palpitation, etc.4
5. Mentally Unstable
** e.g. Unable to focus, depression, etc.
6. Demonized or Demon possessions or oppression
- Oppression: Anyone who is living unprogressively in all aspects of his/her life such as no personal growth, stagnant life and so on.
- Demonized: An evil spirit living in a person.
If these are the Manifestation then there must be sources of Inner Hurts? Yes!!! There are 3 Main Sources of a Wounded Soul:
1. Unmet Needs – these are basic human needs to survive such as food, shelter, water, clothes, education, love, security and so on.
2. Unhealed Hurts – These are pain that caused by someone or a group whether it’s physical, emotional, psychological and even spiritual (I am pertaining to bad encounter with spiritual advisors or unpleasant experiences inside the Church that affected the spiritual growth).
3. Unresolved Issues – These are the situations that had happened or still occurring but there is a strong sense of ignoring the issues instead of resolving it.
A new revelation came up to me as I was studying this message. Let us look at these Sources of Inner Hurts in a different angle. Focusing on the causes made me realized that all 3 are interconnected to each other. If needs and even wants are not supplied in a timely manner then it is consider as “Unmet Needs.” When needs and wants are unmet it “attack” a person’s emotions, body and mind set. The manifestation on this criteria will be Old Age, Physically Weak that leads to Sicknesses and Mentally Unstable. Due to Unmet Needs it “give birth” to “Unhealed Hurts.” Almost all the signs of Inner Hurts are prominent on this stage. Because of Unhealed Hurts, people are “Irritable or Reactive, Mentally Unstable, Demon Possessed or Oppressed that makes a person looks older than their age (Old Age Looking). The end result of Unhealed Hurts is “Unresolved Issues.” On this level it touches all symptoms of Inner Hurts. There is a heaviness on Unresolved Issues because some individual TYRING to be in-control of their uncontrollable situation, so, they turn to black magic or tarot reading, etc. Through these proceedings many people are unaware that they made a way for demons to control their life. To recap this theory, we could really see that these 3 Sources of Inner Hurts are connected to each other.
Maybe my proposition about the 3 Sources of Inner Wounds are intertwine to each other. But I also realized that the main ROOT is “Unmet Needs.” Society might dictate or influence what are supposed to be needs and wants but it really depends on a person. For instance, one might perceive car as a necessity (needs) but some people car is an option (wants). Whatever our criteria in needs and wants, if it is UNMET it will always branch out into Unhealed Hurts which gives rise to Unresolved Issues.
Now that we are familiar with the causes of inward pains, let us talk about the solutions. Before we tackle the answers let us ask ourselves with this REAL question; what kind of help are we searching for? Is it a help from outside world (human knowledge) or from God? Absolutely, nothing wrong with self-help books, consulting to any professionals, friends or love ones, listening to motivational speakers, etc. But one must be aware that all these offers or help are “ONLY Superficial or Temporary.” We might find ourselves ‘materializing’ these solutions towards our physical body or re-evaluating, recreating our environment, and rebooting our mind set for personal growth. Sounds good to me. But it is not the same offer of our Lord Jesus Christ to every heavy heart.
Jesus Christ said on Matthew 11:28, “Come to Me, all you who are labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (NKJV).” Imagine a King or a President invited you to come to his palace to lay down all your burdens, because he will help you. That would be totally awesome!!! It is the same thing with this verse that Jesus is inviting us to approach Him. So, No One can say that God does not care. Two words to understand this Holy Scripture, “Reaching out.” God is reaching out to us. The question is how many of us would be willing to reach back to Him? When we proceed on this verse, the invitation of God is open for “all you who are labor and are heavy laden (Matthew 11:28, NKJV).” The Lord already knows the pride of man in which we always find ourselves empty and alone. This is the reason Jesus is inviting us to His presence and STOP exerting effort to find solutions because Christ is the ONLY answer. When we approach the Lord with all our hearts His presence will give us REST. Christ REST is “for your souls (Matthew 11:29, NKJV).” No matter how deep the wounds or how disgusting and huge the scar is, if we give our life to Jesus Christ there is REST. We need to be mindful when we offer our life to Christ it means we TRUST Him as well. Many times we thought praying alone is the right way of approaching God. No, my friend. Putting our trust in God is a MUST. Why? Because in Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths (NKJV).” God’s ways is not the same as ours (Isaiah 58:8-9). In short, trusting the Lord gives direction so you and I can have “REST.”
Emotional Hurts is like a chain when one is a victim they too become the abuser. Consciously or Unconsciously when we are hurt the manifestations become the instrument to cause pain to others as well. These Inner Hurts should never take it likely or suppress the agony because it will only do harm within us and to our surroundings. But I have a good news for everybody that Christ is the answer for ALL our needs. Please do not think I am promoting a religion. No, I am not. Having relationship with Jesus Christ is more important. It does not require any money because salvation is free. Never be intimidated about sin because Jesus Christ came for the sinners (Mark 2:17). In other words, everyone is qualified to call on Jesus. Just come as you are. Jesus can heal every pain and be free from any bondages of hurt. All we need to do is to have an open heart to God. Reach back to the Lord because He has been waiting for us to come to Him. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6, NKJV). So, who and where else can we go? Only Jesus is the way to have REAL REST and still find rest even in the midst of storm. Because Rest in Jesus is having unshakable Peace.
Do you want to pray? If so, please say these prayers….
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for your love that saved me. I acknowledge that I am a sinner, and forgive me from all my sins. Wash me with your precious blood, Jesus. I receive you Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. Be the center of my life. Jesus, I need you to heal me from all these pain I’ve been carrying. Honestly, I tried everything and it seems nothing is working. So, I want to rest in You, Jesus. Lord God I need your presence that gives peace. I surrender my weaknesses, my heart aches, my future, my all to you for I trust in You. Help me to forgive, and love others. Lord God, guide me in my life and in all my decisions. Thank you for the new life you have given to me. Thank you God for sending Jesus so I might live in freedom. Thank you for your love Jesus that transform me. Thank you Holy Spirit for Your comfort and for reminding me about God’s everlasting love and unfailing promises. Thank you for a new life. I love you, Lord. This is my prayer. In Jesus Mighty name, Amen!
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