How can I get over my old wounds and scars?

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Some people carry the burden of having old experiences of abuse, violence or neglect. These experiences leave deep rooted wounds and scares in their lives. Sadly, to help deal with the painful memories, people often turn to drugs and alcohol which in turn add more pain to their lives.

But God’s plan is to bring complete emotional healing to soul. Jesus came to free men from the sin, wounds, and bitter disappointments. To help get over the painful scares of the past, people need to:

A-Ask the Lord for the miracle of healing “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke 4:18, 19).

B-Seek Christian professional counseling.

C-Have a forgiving spirit  “forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32). The Lord Himself is the only model we should attempt to follow (Matt. 6:12; Luke 6:36). Forgiveness for men was purchased at infinite cost (Matt. 18:32, 33).

D-Dwell on the positive rather than the negative “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

E-Enrich the life with the fellowship of believers “Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,  fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind” (Philippians 2:1,2).

F-Open a new page and set new goals “ but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead” (Philippians 3:13).

G-And finally experience the joy and fulfillment of helping others “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12; 2).

There is no pain or hurt that God can’t heal. Just give the Lord a chance to do that. And He promised to “do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20).

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In His service,
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