We have all been brokenhearted at one or more times during our lives. The pain that we experience as a result of traumatic situations can be emotional, mental, spiritual, and even physical—and it can be intense! Biblical, inner healing prayer ministry in Jesus’ name can help heal our broken hearts and release that pain. It is a blessing from our Most High God to receive inner healing—freedom from emotional and/or spiritual pain and trauma.
Inner healing is the healing of emotional and spiritual pain that was caused by traumatic events. Many of them were experienced in early childhood. We all need inner healing because we have all been wounded emotionally and spiritually at some time in our lives. Examples of traumatic events are emotional abuse, verbal abuse, mental abuse, spiritual abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, rejection, abandonment, betrayal, being the victim of a violent crime, the death of a loved one, divorce, accidents, and natural disasters. These events all cause our hearts to be broken. The good news is that Jesus came to heal broken hearts!
When past pain or trauma is triggered, a person can act out of character, or react to a situation in a way that is out of proportion to what happened. Until the pain and trauma are released and the broken parts of our hearts are healed, the cycle repeats itself. To make matters worse, trauma piggybacks trauma and pain piggybacks pain. They pile up within us. The more pain and trauma that we suffer over the years, the more the resulting effects will be devastating and overwhelming to our minds, hearts, spirits and bodies.
“…He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives…” Luke 4:18 (NKJV)
Luke 4:18 is a quote from Jesus Christ. Almighty God loves us very much! He does not want us to go through our lives carrying deep, and often debilitating, emotional and spiritual pain. Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was born on this earth, died a horrific death and rose from the dead to set us free from sin and to heal our broken hearts! The first step to freedom from pain and trauma is to sincerely accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. We must ask God for forgiveness for our sins in Jesus’ name and repent by changing our behavior to line up with God’s Word, the Holy Bible. Then, the healing can begin in our hearts, minds and spirits.
The Healing the Brokenhearted Ministry (HBH) is one type of Biblical, inner healing ministry through which Jesus heals broken hearts and strengthens relationships with Him, our Most High God and the Holy Spirit. It is not intended to replace other Christian inner healing methods, but to be an additional tool for deep emotional and spiritual healing. HBH was developed by Kathi Oates and Rev. Andrew Miller. The Lord launched HBH in New Mexico after I attended the Healing the Brokenhearted Training Seminar in North Carolina in August 2008.
The goal of Healing the Brokenhearted Ministry is for the ministry recipient to be healed and set free from past pain and trauma. This is accomplished through gentle and loving prayer. HBH ministry is done under the direction and control of the Holy Spirit. During a ministry session, Jesus releases pain and trauma so that the ministry recipient can be free from that burden. However, it is not necessary for the person to remember the trauma that caused the pain in order to receive healing and freedom from it. Some people have also received physical healing as a result of HBH ministry.
There are other Christian ministries that focus on Biblical inner healing listed on the HELPFUL RESOURCES page on this website’s top menu. Click here: HELPFUL RESOURCES for more information.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, true freedom]. 2 Corinthians 3:17 (AMP)
Our Most High God has revealed many things to us in His Word. One of His promises to us is that healing and true freedom—liberty—are available to His children. We are given the opportunity as genuine followers of Jesus Christ to pursue and receive Biblically based, inner healing for the pain from traumatic situations that we experienced. The emotional and spiritual pain that we carry in our hearts, minds and spirits will interfere with our abilities to have close relationships with Almighty God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It will also hinder our abilities to serve the Lord and to fulfill our God-given destinies. We cannot fully connect to our heavenly Father while we have pain and trauma buried inside us. Addressing emotional and spiritual pain and trauma in Christ-honoring ways will set us free and allow us to experience the joy of the Lord!