Healing Your Emotional Pain

Healing Your Emotional Abuse with Prayer Dennis and Dr Jen Clark

Each one of us have unresolved thoughts, feelings, and impulses that seem to come right out of the blue at all the wrong times. But through healing prayer, we are learning about letting God take these unresolved issues—these things that are hidden in the depths of our hearts and are springing up, causing ungodly thoughts, emotional outbursts of different types, and impulsive and destructive behaviors—and healing them. They are toxic expressions lying just under the surface of our hearts.

So even though we may be enjoying a peaceful union and communion with God in our lives, none of us have arrived yet, and we all have areas in our heart that conflict with enjoying the progressive intimate relationship we have with Christ. As we experience emotional healing, walking in the Spirit becomes less and less hindered by these intruders. We must learn to intentionally welcome God’s presence so we move beyond just enjoying His presence in a place of a peace to diligently pursuing Him for deep healing.

We long for Him to search out the hidden things deep within us.

The most effective way to diligently pursue God is not by telling Him we only want to enjoy intimacy with Him, but also by letting Him know we want Him to search our hearts. We long for Him to search out the hidden things deep with us, the affected areas, the emotional abuse, that is buried alive under the surface of our hearts. And when He reveals what needs healing, then we’re going to deal with whatever He exposes according to His process.

That’s the diligent pursuit I’m talking about, because we all want these issues resolved in our life. These toxic expressions periodically paralyze us, periodically cost us in relationships and in many of the endeavors of our life. The Lord taught me how to instantly deal with issues such as these and get my peace back. Therefore, we need to passionately pursue this season of emotional healing, this area of intentional sanctification.

Search me, O God.

The psalmist prayed, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Ps. 139:23-24). It’s not just about thinking this in our minds, but it’s about allowing God to search our hearts through prayer. He is able to go right to the core of some of these barriers, the heart of the things that have hindered us, the issues that rise up and resurrect themselves, causing us trouble, and He is able to bring deep healing.

We’re deliberately asking God to deal with these issues before they come up without notice. We are asking Him in advance to reveal the hidden areas of our hearts, allowing us to dismantle and abolish their effect in our lives. He longs for us to be free from the influence of these negative thoughts, impulses, and emotions. And we want to be those who respond rather than react—that’s the goal of maturing in the things of God.

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Dennis and Dr Jen Clark About Dennis and Dr Jen Clark

Dennis and Dr. Jen Clark minister together as a husband and wife team. They founded Full Stature Ministries in 1997 and are senior pastors of Kingdom Life Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Dennis has been in active ministry for more than 35 years. Jennifer, his wife, holds a Th.D. in theology and B.S., M.S. and Ed.S. degrees in psychology. www.forgive123.com