KEEPING MY PEACE (Emotional healing)
So glad to be back and writing again 🙂 I had such a revelation recently while listening to Paula White’s sermon “Emotional Healing”. One of the things i decided to do to become a better me was to guard my peace always. Like the woman in Mark 5: 25-34 I had to pick myself up and touch the hem of the Lord.
Many of us are bent over backwards because of unresolved issues and we are sometimes waiting on somebody to come and rescue us, but reality is, you need to rescue yourself from it. You need to make a decision today not to have emotional baggage, bitterness, unforgiveness and anger rule your life. You just got to let it go, a certain preacher once said, holding on to such baggage is like making a decision everyday to carry a bag of rotten potatoes on your back. “Nemumvura mese, naro bheg rako” Can you see who is suffering here, not those people who rejected you, not that aunt who gossiped about you, not that dude that cheated on you, but YOU. So why do we choose to carry these around? Because the devil knows exactly where to get you, your peace, he knows that once he steals your peace, your heart continues to break. Proverbs 4: 23 (Amp) says:
“Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.”
From the heart flows the springs of life, now when it’s broken, life starts to leak out of you and you cannot contain what God has in store for you and this is what the devil is trying to achieve in your life. So what is “watching over your heart” or “guarding your heart” as other bible versions call it? There are times when you cannot prevent things from happening to you, you cannot see everything coming, so guarding your heart is guarding the way you respond to situations or how you feel about things. Your life may be in complete turmoil, but the way you look at it will determine whether you come out a victor or a victim.
God knows of all your hurt, your rejection, your heartbreak and your heavy heart, but he says in Philippians 4: 6-7 (Msg)
“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life.”
The bible instructs us to pray, the enemy also knows this, so he will prevent you from praying. You become too tired, or too depressed to pray, but what you need to force yourself to do is have a conversation with your father, let him know, “daddy, I hate what i am going through, I don’t think it’s fair, my heart is bleeding, it’s uncomfortable, I’m broke, I’m tired, BUT i will trust in you and know that you have it under control, I pray you give me strength and peace to go through this” and he will.
Friends, i can testify that when you surrender it all to him and ask for peace, he will give it to you. The world around you can literally be up side down, but you will feel peace, peace that surpasses all understanding, peace that is beyond your heart break, your brokeness, your distress, your anxiety. You will experience this, all you have to do is ask your father. Don’t let the devil steal your peace, make a decision today and everyday to conquer your emotions. Affirm yourself with God’s promises, remove yourself from that place of torment, pursue your goals, don’t waste time with things God is/has already taken care of. Trust in His plans, He will not withhold anything good from you. He loves you that much!