Overcoming Inner Hurts!

Paul said that we are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed. We all deal with the issues of life as it pertains to problems, relationships, finances etc. The fact that we are believers does not exempt us from the hurts of life that become lodged in our hearts and some of us struggle with them for most of our lives. I call these inner hurts. If we don’t deal with inner hurts they will cause us severe problems in our lives and affect others around us and the quality of life that God wants us to have. The following are notes from the message “Overcoming Inner Hurts”.

 

  1. I.                    WHERE DO INNER HURTS COME FROM?

 

(1.)   HURTFUL WORDS SPOKEN TO US! (spoken to us by someone: parents, friends, authority figures, children, etc.

 

(2.)   WHEN WE FEEL REJECTED!

 

(3.)   UNFULLFILLED EXPECTATIONS (for us and by others)

 

(4.)   SHATTERED DREAMS ( for us and by other people)

 

(5.)   TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES (childhood & life)

 

(6.)   TRIALS & TESTS OF LIFE (by God & the devil)

 

 

  1. II.                HOW TO OVERCOME INNER HURTS?

 

(1.)   ADMIT IT!

 

 

Matthew 18:15 (AMP)
15 If your brother wrongs you, go and show him his fault, between you and him privately. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.

The scripture says here that if we are hurt the first thing that we have to do is to recognize and ADMIT that you have been hurt.

 

(2.)   FACE IT!

 

Matthew 18:15 (AMP)
15 If your brother wrongs you, go and show him his fault, between you and him privately. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.

The next thing that he says after we’ve ADMITTED that we been hurt is to go or FACE the person or situation with the hurt.

 

 

(3.)   ASK GOD FOR HEALING!

 

Psalms 147:3 (AMP)
3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows].

God is close to those who have been hurt and are struggling inwardly, so just ASK GOD FOR HEALING.

 

 Ps. 34:18; Isa. 57:15; 61:1; Luke 4:18

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