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RHEMA 4/04/07 OVERCOMING BATTLE WOUNDS OF ABUSE


HEARD
: It was hard. A 3 way mirror. I am so sorry, I didnt mean to hurt you. Abuse. Your upbringing. Control. Socially and emotionally involved. Battle wounds. And that bothers me.

How may I restore you? Counsel. Rebuild. After all you have been through. Mine forever. Beloved kisses. No shame. The answers will be quickened to you. Faith. Strategy. Dont worry about it. Just rest. Itís nothing that we cant fit. I will help you.


WORD TO PONDER: LEARNING TO MINISTER TO THE ABUSED 4/04/07


When you are ministering to someone who has suffered abuse, listen and be sensitive to My Spiritís lead in discerning the wounded heart. When someone has been abused or battered, they fight terrible guilt, condemnation and shame that they are being punished for wrongdoing. No matter how seriously needed for the strategic healing of this person, do not correct a person who is down and suffering with these wounds. It is like kicking a wounded animal when he has fallen.

Any correction can be a terrible assault upon their already wounded soul. In these last days there are many wounded soldiers who lay on the battled fields of life, or are walking wounded, having been abused and battered in the storms of life. Many of these souls are walking in numbness, having buried the pain of the past. When my Spirit spotlights these places and draws the poison from their souls, the pain too will come alive. Draw such a one into My arms of love and let them see themselves for who they really are: Overcoming Heroes with highest honor. Lead them through forgiveness and extractions only after they have received the salve of My warm oil upon the pain of their soul.

1 Sam 1:9-18 NKJV
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD and wept in anguish. Then she made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a male child, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head." And it happened, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli watched her mouth. Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she was drunk. So Eli said to her, "How long will you be drunk? Put your wine away from you!"

But Hannah answered and said, "No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. Do not consider your maidservant a wicked woman, for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief I have spoken until now." Then Eli answered and said,"Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him." And she said,"Let your maidservant find favor in your sight." So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.

 

UPDATE 4/17/07  NOTES ON ABUSE FROM JOYCE MEYERS

She focused on these thoughts:

 

       You are not alone.

       It was not your fault. 

       Some people stuff their feelings and they become hard hearted and numb.

       Some have explosions of anger from stuffing their feelings.

       Some escape their feelings through addictions. 

       The truth makes you free and confession is good for the soul, so tell somebody that you trust. 

       Some become high achievers and performance oriented to give them a sense of value because they have no self worth.

       Some of the emotional effects of child abuse are:

       Dont like yourself.

       Depression which can turns into self hatred and evolve into self destructive behavior. 

       Dont trust yourself.  Dont trust others. 

       She said there are different kinds of abuse:  physical, emotional and sexual.  But she said the most devastating is withholding affection.

       You can give children all of their needs, but if they are never held, they will die.  She said that wrong affection is better than getting none at all.

 


 

POEM:  TO BREAK THE CONSTRAINTS OF SILENCE  12/24/04

Deep within the recesses of every manís soul

Is the yearning for acceptance, to be made whole.

Buried among the years of lingering echoes

Behind a wall of pain are stories no one knows.

 

Some are long forgotten, dead and quite buried.

Others are frozen in hearts numbed from caring.

Some press beneath the surface ready to explode

Others embed inside, journeying to implode.

 

I have cried over the hearts of My people

Limping through their lives of enshrined, secret lull. 

Their hush over pain is crying for release

As bodies are decaying in secret disease.

 

Let Me wash the shrouded tombs of your souls

I long to touch You, to make you whole.

I long to hold you in My warm embrace

That you no longer suffer silent disgrace.

 

When I draw close and bring your pain to the surface

Know your Master Surgeon is there for a purpose.

Lean on Me in the pain that you feel

Trust Me in your stories that are so real.

 

Share them in the safety of a private place

Expecting My touch as you reveal your face.

Trust Me that betrayal will not touch you.

As you feel exposed and fragile too.

 

And when you are laid bare for another to see

What you have walked through in history,

I will wash your wounds that have traveled so far

With My salve of love and favor over old scars.

 

You will find that when your story is washed clean,

Freedom to share it for anotherís self esteem

Will loose and set free, healing their own dignity,

From their silent stories entombed in self pity.

 

It is in the sharing that I bring healing

And you will know the layers are done peeling

When it no longer hurts to share the old places

For the sake of love to touch anotherís disgraces.

 

For all you have walked through will be redeemed

With power, to bring others My favor esteemed.

Rejoice that I will give your story life to heal

As others sup at your table and taste your meal.

 

Matt 9:12-13 NLT

When he heard this, Jesus replied, "Healthy people don't need a doctor ó sick people do." Then he added, "Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: 'I want you to be merciful; I don't want your sacrifices.' For I have come to call sinners, not those who think they are already good enough."

 

3 John 2 NKJV

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

 

 


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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē  Website:
www.thequickenedword.com    Email:  swauthor777@usa.net  
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