ABBA REALLY HEALS
MAKE THE GREAT EXCHANGE AND STAND FIRM IN YOUR LIBERTY (PART 4)
Copyrighted by Elder Dorn Wheatley Walker (Author of “Life After Loss: A Journey Into Wholeness”).
In Part 3, we focused on unmasking the emotional pain that was weighing us down during the holidays. We uncovered the root cause of the emotional pain, we faced it and confronted the hurts head on. Also, we identified five main areas of loss that could result in emotional pain. These areas are the loss of: (1) A loved one, (2) Self Esteem, (3) Peace, (4) Integrity, and (5) A right standing with God. We answered some simple questions regarding our true feelings toward each of these areas and we circled the corresponding negative words or feelings within each category of emotional pain. We then drew a cross on a sheet of paper and took every negative word and placed it on the cross. This exercise reminded us of Isaiah 53:4 and 5 that tell us that Jesus has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weakness and distressed) on the cross and with the stripes that wounded Him, we are healed and made whole (SEE PART 3).
It is important for us to believe that Jesus Christ died so that we might live. We don’t have to cope with our emotional pain or live helplessly. We don’t have to give up and commit suicide or become lame and paralyzed. We can move forward and have a future that in unhindered by our past. Jesus Christ died for us so that we could be healed, whole, and experience an abundant life. (AMEN! Abba Really Heals! We must believe this, receive it and walk in it! This can be your reality if you really allow Abba to take hold of every emotional pain.)
We moved through Thanksgiving and Christmas and as we approach the end of the year, perhaps you may be thinking about how you started 2015 with your loved one who is no longer here. You may also think about how your life was a little happier in the beginning of the year or how you may have been closer to God early in the year. Some may see the end of this year as just another year of feeling helpless or how the stresses of this year produced crippling emotions. Whatever the negative thought, know that you do not have to remain in this helpless position because when we are weak and helpless is truly when we give God permission to be our strength. We deny ourselves and accept Him. We place our human strength under God’s control and we allow Him to reward us with a life filled with His abundant grace, favor, good understanding and high esteem in the sight of God and man (See Proverbs 3:4 in the Amplified Bible). We truly humble ourselves and begin to immerse ourselves in God’s mercy so that He can touch us in those areas where we need Him the most.
My prayer is that you would give God an opportunity to be the strength of your life. What do you have to lose? I invite you to say the prayer of salvation with me. Our salvation must be settled and complete. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son and whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Romans 10:9 and 10 tell us that if we confess with our mouth, the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead, then we are saved. Romans 10:13 tells us that “whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Our salvation is synonymous with our healing and wholeness.
Jesus took on every burden so that we would not have to carry any burden. Let the healing process begin and allow the Spirit of the living God to fully resurrect you. Allow God to give you a new life of hope and healing. Let go of the past pain and receive today’s blessings. Come out of your tomb of despair and hopelessness.
These things must be settled. Know that:
(1) God wants to heal you. Our hearts should be at peace. We are not created to carry the emotional pain and burdens that sometimes overwhelms our lives.
(2) Do you want to be healed? We must want to be healed. Don’t hold on to your emotional pain. Release it to God. Don’t become codependent with your hurt or with everything that surrounds the hurts.
(3) The Word of God must be settled in our lives. We must make God real to us by studying who He is. We must know God personally. God provided us with a book of promises and wisdom. His Book fully explains who He is.
(4) We are powerless without God. We must run to Jesus’ feet or learn to stay at His feet for daily renewal and strength.
As we end this series of Abba really heals, we must ask ourselves—REALLY—who is Abba? Then we must “exchange all our emotional pain and hurts for Abba. Abba is our source Father who loves us and who truly cares for us. Let us make the great exchange. Abba is :
Jesus (Matthew 1:21)
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
Prince of Life (Acts 3:15)
Lord God Almighty (Revelations 15:3)
Word of Life (1 John 1:1)
Author and Finisher of our Faith ( Hebrews 12:2)
Shepherd and Bishop (I Peter 2:25)
Messiah (John 1:41)
Lord God Omnipotent (Revelations 19:6)
The Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)
El Shaddai – the all sufficient God (Genesis 49:25)
Jehovah Rophe—Our Healer (Exodus 15:26)
Jehovah Shalom – Our Peace (Judges 6:23)
Jehovah Shamar—He is always there (Ezekiel 48:35)
Hold on to your healing by burying yourself in who God is. Allow God to bless you with His promise of Healing. Guess what? Abba Really Heals! Receive Him in Jesus’ Name. I pray that this 4 part series was helpful during the holiday season. God bless you.