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Overcoming jealousy for good

God is a jealous God and He guards the living spirit inside each one of us with a burning passion. This form of jealousy is good because it protects that which is eternal in each person. Our earthly jealousy, however, chases after temporal things. It is the reason why the...

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Jesus helps architect confess suppressed emotions

D developed a pattern of self-reliance as a result of living overseas on his own since the tender age of 10. These circumstances led him to become judgmental towards his family and God, and blame himself for his innocent childhood mistakes. The Holy Spirit led D to confess and release...

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Overcoming our hidden fear of abandonment

All of us have a fear of being abandoned or left behind to some degree. This fear can become spiritually crippling if it is not crucified to the cross, as it prevents us from trusting God and loving people – two very fundamental aspects of being a disciple of Jesus....

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The need for emotional self-awareness when following Christ

Most of us believe we are first and foremost, rational human beings. Yet it is physically impossible to have any rational thought without first experiencing an emotion. Neurological research has shown that every sensory input goes through the emotional centre of our brain before reaching its frontal cortex, which controls...

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How our hearts subconsciously block God out

Many Christians ask the question, “How can I grow close to God and hear Him speak to me clearly?” We may try for years and yet find we cannot hear God’s voice, see His face, or genuinely understand Him, no matter how hard we try. We begin to think that...

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Breaking the curse of low self-esteem

Low self-esteem is rooted in the anxiety of not feeling good enough. No one is born with low self-esteem. It is a self-debilitating condition developed from childhood as a result of feeling unappreciated, undermined or misunderstood by authority figures, mostly parents. When our spirits are crushed by those we look...

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Healing our subconscious (emotional) minds

Numerous research studies by psychologists and neuroscientists have shown that human beings are wired to make decisions based on our subconscious emotions, rather than our conscious logic*. We mentally tell ourselves what we ought to do but don’t always follow through because our feelings led us astray. It is little...

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Using anger for God’s glory during civil uprisings

During times of civil unrest, we find ourselves being tossed to and fro by wave after wave of political propaganda, sensational news stories, fear-mongering, accusations, and threats. Many of these stir up very strong emotions and anger. How are believers to test our instincts and burning feelings so that our...

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Sharing God’s great gift of empathy

Most people go through life feeling alone. We may be surrounded by large crowds and people who care for us. We may intellectually know that God is always with us. Yet we can still feel lonely inside and silently long for a deeper connection with our fellow human beings. God...

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Hatred has a purpose

Hatred seems inconsistent with a God who loves mankind immensely. Yet it is precisely because God loves us so much that He hates the evil attitudes and behaviours that keep us away from Him. Made in God’s image, we too have the propensity to hate. Hatred is a powerful “murder...

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Vocabulary to unplug buried emotions and receive God’s healing

Growing up, very few of us experienced “emotional schooling”, where we were taught how to pinpoint and address unpleasant feelings in healthy ways. As a result, we may have simply ignored or stuffed down unpleasant emotions, thereby unintentionally collecting a hidden archive of painful memories. To receive healing through the...

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Acknowledging the spiritual roots of depression

The symptoms of depression are identifiable. Its spiritual roots, however, are not instantly evident. As the testimonies in this post will show, depression can be overcome through the surrender of ourselves to God in Jesus’ name and being filled with His Holy Spirit. But first, we need to know the...

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Next steps after forgiving someone

Forgiveness is a powerful act that releases us from being enslaved to other people’s hurtful actions. It heals and restores our spirits. After holding onto grudges and bitterness for a long time, how should we respond the next time we see our ex-offenders, particularly if they haven’t changed or shown...

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Rejection can lead us to form idols out of pain

Neuroscience has shown that social rejection sets off similar brain signals as physical wounds, so it feels just as real, but we will remember the pain of rejection more intensely than physical trauma. When unresolved and unconfessed, our painful memories of rejection can lead us to develop fleshly impulses that...

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Lies that hinder a man’s emotional freedom

Many men live emotionally isolated lives because we have been taught from young to project a strong, invincible image. Boys quickly learn that it is not socially acceptable to cry or express “weaknesses” such as loneliness, helplessness, or sadness. As a result, millions of adult men struggle to process totally...

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The importance of emotional healing

Negative emotions, such as fear, shame, and grief, can be very powerful drivers of our decisions without us even being conscious of it. From a young age, we all learn to cope with our negative emotions in various ways. These can include anger, denial, perfectionism, pride, hyper-vigilance or escapism. Some...

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Hidden shame from family expectations

The word “shame” is often associated with public disgrace, humiliation or abuse. There is a form of silent shame that is less apparent but also deeply damaging. From birth, we learn about our value from how our parents interact with us. Many of us wear an invisible cloak of shame from years...

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5 lies that keep us spiritually stuck 

Years of abuse, neglect, betrayal or rejection can lead us to develop self-protective mechanisms to mask the pain we feel. The fear of being vulnerable and risking more pain prevents us from seeking help. If we do not know how to go to God for relief, we remain stuck in a dull existence,...

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Praying for physical healing

With great love and compassion, Jesus healed everyone who sought Him for any disability, illness, and disease. He never turned anyone away. Yet not everyone who prays for healing in Jesus’ name receives it. What blocks healing and how are we to understand healing from a biblical perspective?   Matthew 9:35-36...

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Crippling effects of conditional parental acceptance

We experience a deep rest and peace in our souls when we feel fully accepted. As adults, we can weather most types of rejection. It is the perceived lack of total acceptance from our own parents that is possibly the hardest to overcome.   Conditional acceptance from our parents Conditional...