WORD TO PONDER: ABUSED SOULS 1/18/07
In the natural maturation process, it takes time to
unwind the issues of an abused soul and see how it bends
towards certain behavioral patterns. One can respond
perfectly normally, until a situation gets too close to
an old wound, and then old dysfunctional patterns
emerge. Within every person there is a child part that
has never grown beyond repeated old wounds. Lives
continue, life matures and grows around those places.
But in areas too close, the child remains.
The old gnarled places are like knots in a tree, with
circular patterns extending from the injury. The closer
one gets to those places, the more contorted they are.
That describes the human way that puts up safety
measures and barriers so as not to get too close to that
old pain. I understand your pain, dear one, and how you
got there. I understand each and every issue much
deeper than you remember.
It is important to Me that you do not define yourself by
these incidents. A knot in a tree does not define the
tree as dysfunctional. It is still a tree and few when
looking at a tree even notice knots. A knot in a tree
really says that the tree has overcome something and yet
thrives in spite of it. It is a hero badge. Those
wounded places will become your greatest assets as you
are empowered by My Spirit to heal others of the same
issues. Remember that I AM calling you beyond your
wounded child, into full maturity in every area of your
life. As you circle an old dysfunctional place knowing
that your behavior is not lining up with My will for
you, offer up to Me the need for healing. Confess your
falling short. Ask Me for wisdom to help you understand
how you got there, and then FORGIVE and release the
bitter memories that tells you that today is the same as
Ps 147:2-6 NKJV
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the
outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their
wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls
them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in
power; His understanding is infinite. The LORD lifts up
the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground.