Have you ever asked yourself that question? You love the Lord Jesus and have asked Him into your life, but something is blocking you from receiving freedom from old habits and ungodly reactions to things.
Many times, but not always, the sin that we continue to battle in our lives is the result of past emotional pain and trauma that are festering beneath the surface. If you find yourself repeatedly “going around the same mountains,” this may be the reason.
Addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, gambling, food, prescription medications, cutting oneself, or any other thing may be the result of emotional pain and trauma from the past or present.
Trauma includes the death of a loved one, divorce, abuse of any kind (sexual, mental, verbal, emotional, spiritual or physical), repeatedly moving from one location to another (especially during childhood), natural disasters (fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.), and anything else that is extremely upsetting to the normal life circumstance.
As painful memories from past events are triggered and come to the surface, the associated emotional, mental, or physical pain may be intense. In an attempt to numb or deaden that pain, you may have one, two, three, or more drinks, use drugs, or in some other way try to relieve or remove that pain. It may work for a short time because the activity changes the chemical balance in your brain. However, it is not a permanent solution and the unbearable emotional, mental, spiritual or physical pain eventually surfaces again. The cycle of numbing the pain, it reappearing, and numbing it again can lead to full-blown addiction.
Does this sound familiar? If so, the good news is that there is hope! Many people have received freedom from ungodly behavior, sin, and addictions through inner healing prayer ministry. Jesus Christ came to set the captives free, but sometimes it requires a person, “Jesus with skin on,” to help in the process.
This is what the Healing the Brokenhearted Ministry is about, helping to set people free from the pain and trauma that keeps them bound to sin and ungodly behavior.