Can God Heal Emotional Wounds?

Posted by Tony Pierson on

You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?  – Psalm 42:3

Have you ever tried to do a favor for someone only to have your help rejected? I have. This same rejection that happened to me also happened to David in the Psalms.

Once I spent six months working 70 hours a week, as well as thousands of dollars of my own money in an attempt to do a favor for a friend. He not only rejected my help, but he also rejected my friendship. His response was unbelievable; its impact left me devastated. In fact, the experience was so severe that it helped me to realize that there was more happening in my “innermost being” than this one incident alone could explain.

So I got my prayer warrior team praying, and, along with them, I started a prayer and fasting effort. We recognized one thing quickly: I do not handle rejection well. Throughout my life, rejection, or even the threat of it, has caused me to spiral all the way to suicidal thoughts. I also struggled with jealousy for 34 years. I had always assumed that my wife would someday reject me and abandon me as well. This was totally irrational, but unbelievably powerful in its control over my life.

At this point, the Lord showed me, that while I had dealt with my father’s abandonment of me at age 14, I had not ever dealt with the rejection that I had experienced in high school a couple of years later. I had dated a girl for three years, and, when I was about to go off to college, she broke up with me. No big deal, right? This happens every day. So how could this cause such a severe reaction in me all these years later?

Can God heal emotional wounds? Yes! Tomorrow we will go over God’s healing.

Submitted by:
Tony Pierson
Blacksburg Ablaze Church
Blacksburg, Virginia

One-Year Bible Reading
Hosea 4:1-5:15
2 John 1:1-13
Psalm 125:1-5
Proverbs 29:9-11

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