Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. (1 Peter 5:7 NLT)
Past painful memories serve as anchors dragging us down, holding us back from what could be. Not only does God have a plan for each of our lives, He has the antidote for healing the hurts that create bitterness, regret, anger and frustration. Counseling adults who were victims of child abuse, whether physical, emotional or even sexual, one thing has become acutely clear. The source of that hurt must be addressed. Jesus is our great physician, who teaches us how to forgive and release the destructive emotional chains, which serve as barriers to our future.
If a woman has a boil on her arm, she must have the doctor cut it open and drain the infectious fluid from it. A healing balm is then used and a bandage applied. Pain is involved as the offensive place is opened up. Yet afterwards healing can take place, leaving a scar—evidence of healed hurt. Jesus still has His scars too.
As we bring these issues before our Great Physician, we must painfully open our hearts and release the infectious emotions to Christ, our healer. Include a close mentor. By His stripes we are healed from all of sin's affects on our souls. We are then free to ascend the mountain of victory and soar with the eagles. Jesus is the only one qualified to perform this liberating procedure.