I come to you as humble as I know how. I pray for healing right now in the name of Jesus. I ask that you will allow me to touch the hem of your garment so that I may be completely made whole physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Lord I pray that you will heal my broken heart and began to ease the pain. Let your peace that surpasses all understanding saturate my heart, mind and spirit. As you begin to heal Lord I pray that I am ready to receive it. Your word tells me that by your 39 stripes I am healed. It decrees that I am healed from past relationships, past hurts and pains. That I am healed from emotional turmoil and mental distress. That I am healed from abandonment, rejection, depression and anxiety. Thank you Lord for being JehovahRapha “The Lord Who Heals And Restores”. Amen
Bible Scriptures On Healing:
Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me O Lord and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand.
Isaiah 53: 4-5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him and by his wounds we are healed.
Moving forward is a choice that one must make in order to regain control of their lives and truly start living again. Often times we are alive, Thank God, but we are not living. God wants us to enjoy our lives and all of the good things it has to offer. John 10:10 says, ” The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but I came that you may have life and have it more abundantly”. This means that God wants us to have abundance in joy, abundance in peace, abundance with love, our health and our finances. He wants us to accomplish great things. He wants us to succeed and win. I really had to think about these things during my time of grieving and in the midst of my brokenness. I thought to myself, God I know you didn’t allow this because you like seeing me hurt. You aren’t enjoying seeing me in pain and crying like this. I began to say Lord I know it’s your will so please help me to let go. Help me to learn how to move forward but as I stated before moving forward is a choice. I was ready to move forward. I wanted my joy back. I wanted my peace back. I wanted to be able to feel love again. All of the things that I felt was stripped from me when I lost my dad, I wanted all back. I was ready to let go. Not of my memories of him but to let go of all of the negative feelings and emotions. I had to be free from my old way of thinking and had to renew my mind with new positive thoughts and most importantly God’s word. So I began to move forward one step at a time, one day at time. Instead of crying and being sad that my dad was no longer with me physically, I began to realize that his spirit and love would always be in my heart. Romans 12:2 ” Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good pleasing and perfect will.
The steps towards healing can be very painful because you have to relive the events and moments that caused your brokenness in the first place; however, the process is necessary if you really want to regain control of your life and start living again. I could have seen a psychiatrist which is someone who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. I could have talked with a psychologist which is someone who studies normal and abnormal mental states. I thought to myself why pay tons of money for someone to listen to all of my problems (brokenness). All they would do in the end is prescribe me some medications that I really did not want to take anyway. I knew someone I could talk to for free about everything that was bothering me. I knew he wouldn’t judge me or tell any of my secrets to someone else. Guess who this person was. You’re right! It was God! I cried out to him for help and he heard me. I turned to the word of God. Don’t get me wrong I’ve always prayed and read my bible but I knew this time that I had to seek him in a different way because I needed different results. I needed him this time like never before. There were several bible verses that I meditated on day and night. My favorite one was and still is Philippians 4:6, ” Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.” I sought the person that I knew could deliver me and set me free. Free from brokenness, free from sadness, free from anxiety and depression. Psalm 34:4, ” I prayed to the Lord and he answered me. He freed me from all of my fears.” John 8:36, ” So if the son sets free, you will be free indeed.” The feelings of anxiety and depression made me feel afraid, sad, upset and worried all of the time; however, once I realized that God was with me, things began to lift. Things like heavy burdens and emotional distress. I was like a kid with a new toy. Who had just made a new friend. Wait a minute! God are you saying that you can give me unspeakable joy, peace that surpasses all understanding and unconditional love. That was good news to me y’all! In him I found strength to carry on for myself and my family.