Healing From Abuse Can Only Be Complete When We Invite Jesus Into The Process
Healing from abuse can be complicated when we look to our own reasoning and even assistance from professionals without involving God in the plan for renewal.
On our own, we can work daily to feel better and get over the problems abuse has caused, but most people, including myself just end up walking in circles.
While professional help is a responsible and positive step, without God, those in charge of our healing may lead us in the wrong direction. Or they might keep us from experiencing a more accelerated growth that we can attain by walking with Jesus.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 18:20 that when two or three are gathered together in His name, He is there in the midst of them. This means that you need a Christian to be with you in agreement for your healing in order to receive counsel that is guided by the Word and which guarantees that Jesus will be right there on hand to answer prayer, give wisdom, guidance or comfort according to Matthew 18:19.
Matthew 18:19-20 (NIV)
19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
When we include Jesus in the process of healing, we can be assured that we will receive whatever help, understanding and wisdom we need because Jesus tells us that when just two two persons agree about anything in His Name, it will be done by our Heavenly Father. This is why we need to keep Jesus Christ in our counsel.
When I realized that I needed healing from abuse as a child it wasn’t easy. It took many years to find a church that centered upon God’s Word. However, I was far from being honest about my situation.
Past abuse had long since turned me into a perpetual victim who had worked hard to hide every sign of my past. I’d ask for help, but I wasn’t honest about myself or my past. I gave counselors and most important God, nothing to work with. I also felt guilty to talk about abuse because I truly believed it happened to me because I deserved it. It didn’t feel right to put the blame on my family.
When I decided to come clean about the past abuse in my life turning me into a victim I was able to give my problems to Christ and rest in Him. That one action made me free to trust God for healing from past abuse and in a short time I became free from having a victim mentality. From that point I began to rapidly grow from a woman with an infantile personality stunted from past abuse to a whole person in Christ.
If you need need to obtain healing from abuse remember to keep Jesus in the midst of your counsel. Be honest and specific so that Jesus can help you and to allow God to resolve your situation. Empower God to help you by working with Him through Jesus Christ and you will become empowered to receive what you need. Build your life upon the Word and you will live daily upon a strong foundation of Jesus Christ.
What if you’re not a Christian? You can only receive from God by faith. If you don’t have faith that He sent his Son to die on the cross for your sins and for eternal life, then you won’t have the faith to receive healing in Jesus’ Name. Believe to receive!