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Has Hidden Emotional Pain Left Open Wounds…Bleeding deep inside?

Posted by on January 26, 2011

I would like to dig deeper into this question.  Hopefully I can provide some insight into helping you recognize your hidden emotional pain; find those open wounds and stop the bleeding.

Our Precious and Holy Lord was beaten and hung on the cross to die.  He had nails driven in his hands; in both feet; and he had an open wounded bleeding side.  He applied Love; Mercy and Forgiveness to his wounds.

In Luke 23:34 Jesus says: “Father forgive them; for they know not what they do.”.”  Those words stopped the bleeding and initiated healing for all the land.

Emotional pain has the tendency to settle deep inside; leaving you with open wounds.  These emotional wounds will continue to bleed until they are exposed and treated.  Many times these wounds are left unattended and bleeding for many years.  This can cause irreparable damage to your body, your heart, your mind, and your relationships.  It will shatter and destroy every area of your life; if you do not face it and deal with it.

I would be a fool and a liar if I said this healing process was easy.  Quite the contrary…Facing those open wounds is extremely difficult and painful.  Just as Jesus suffered for you and I on the cross; we must endure the suffering through our pain, in order to begin to heal.

Pain associated with emotions can disguise itself in various forms such as:  hurt, rejection, fear, failure, pride, bitterness and anger.

We usually do our level best to deny those wounds and pretend they do not exist.  You can get away with denial for a period of time. Eventually, when you are ready, God allows situations and people to enter your life; to help you to face your giants and expose your hidden emotional pain.

What causes emotional pain; and how do we stop the bleeding from the wounds? I believe there are two major factors involved with any hidden emotions…WORDS and DECISIONS!

Earlier I told you how Christ used words of Love and Forgiveness to initiate the healing of all mankind.  The bible tells us that “Life and Death is in the Power of the Tongue.”  Simple explanation: Words can heal…Words can also destroy!

When a person is angry or hurt, critical words are spoken in haste.  After the words have been spoken, the damage is done.  Those seeds of destruction are planted deep inside; festering until they develop into open wounds. The only healing salve to apply to these wounds is Forgiveness and Love.  It could be a loved one, a friend or an enemy that planted the seeds.  Much of the time it is ourselves that we need to love and forgive. Only then will we begin to heal our hidden emotional pain.

Decisions that we make, play a huge role…and have a major effect on our emotions that cause us pain.

Philippians 4:8 says:Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy…meditate on these things.” When we make decisions based on the Word; it will ultimately turn out for our good.

On the other hand…When we make decisions based on our emotions, due to confusion, (the enemy is the author of confusion) and the pressures of life, it usually results in disaster and pain.

This Faith proclamation has helped me through many temptations.

Psalms 19:14:Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart… be acceptable and pleasing in thy sight.  My Lord! My Rock! and My Redeemer!”

 

Refuse to allow hidden emotional pain to destroy your life!

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7 Responses to Has Hidden Emotional Pain Left Open Wounds…Bleeding deep inside?

  1. Ken Thompson

    I have seen so much Pain and Anger come from my girlfriends mother the past few month. She is still suffering from the loss of her mother but without being able to express that emotional pain she is destroying her relationship with everyone else around her.
    I’ll try to send her here so she can read this post its what she needs.

  2. Kris

    Linda,

    You always hit things exactly where they need to be hit! This is a great article. I feel there is more here, keep digging and see where it gets you!

    BL, Thanks for being you!
    Kris

  3. Azar Colter

    Linda, this is an awesome post. It hit me where it used to hurt. I made destructive decisions all of my life until I came to the realization that nothing could ever separate me from God’s love…and really believed it! If everyone could read this, they could begin to receive restoration. Thank You!

  4. Lynn "lynnibug" Rios

    Thank you for sharing this Linda. I know many people that hold on tightly to their pain as if losing it would leave them empty. They simply don’t understand that God is waiting to fill that void if they would only make room for Him. I believe many will be blessed by reading this.

  5. Tammie Perry

    Excellent post Linda. So many of us don’t even know where the actions and reactions come from. This is a great eye opener with excellent solutions to a very needed area of people’s lives. Thank you so much……Blog Love

  6. Melissa K

    Linda, it was absolutely meant to be that we came into each other’s life.

    I just gasped when I saw this article’s headline…and the phrase “Oh, my God” kept echoing through my mind as I read this article.

    This is about me!

    This is about living with unimaginable pain from verbal and emotional abuse from my father and then my husband (for about 35 years total).

    This is about no one knowing this was going on because my father only went on the attack if no one was around to hear him.

    4 months after I got married, my husband ‘changed’. He went from being a nice, caring man, to an ugly, verbally and emotionally abusive man. He could go for a week, and almost a month a few times without talking to me. I’d get ‘the look’ or he’d call me by my given name…and I knew he was ticked or upset about something.

    Let’s just say it was really bad. He isolated me, made no bones about telling me that he never said he wanted children, therefore, they were mine and if I wanted to go to the gym…I did it on ‘MY’ time, not his or the kids (My time was between 1am and 5am, right before the kids woke up…know any gyms open at that time?). I paid every single bill…he told me to. He retired when he was 50 and the kids were 3 & 4 and i was expected to keep working. He passed away when my children were 6 & 7.

    I finally got up the courage to walk away from my dad last August after not speaking with him since November of 09.

    I cried every day, had nightmares of him coming after me, didn’t sleep well and lived in constant fear of him driving down to the house sometime.

    By sending my mother an email outlining everything that had gone on over the years, detailing things he said…I knew I’d be disowning myself from the family as soon as I hit send.

    They didn’t disappoint.

    But I can breathe! I’m not constantly afraid (I did get a hand gun and know how to protect myself, which went towards peace of mind, too), I don’t have nightmares anymore and I’m trying to go on.

    I find that I don’t trust men very easily though.

    And silence from friends and family I do have, is so overwhelming! I don’t do well with silence…it always meant I had done something wrong in the past…and it’s soooo hard not to jump to the conclusion that I did something wrong still or upset someone somehow. I’m working on solving this…but it’s scary and painful.

    The funniest thing that I can tell you is when I was talking with my shrink (can’t spell phychiarist correctly…lol) and on my 2nd visit, when I walked in, she looked at me and said ‘I thought about you this weekend’.

    I almost fell out of the chair laughing…Lady, sit back, relax, and get ready to write! :) lol.

    But, I keep putting one foot in front of the other every day and I’m now my own boss and I look forward to getting up EVERY single morning…and I found a passion in Natural Nutrition and helping others get healthier, like I have. And I get to help others build their own home business in this Industry….and I smile and laugh soooo much every day!

    I believe that God won’t give you more than you can handle.
    I believe that things happen for a reason…and I believe that God guided Linda in my direction.
    I absolutely cannot believe that she wrote this article and that it speaks to and about me so loudly.
    ..Linda, you are so wonderful and special. Don’t ever stop what you’re doing!

  7. Filomena

    Hey! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog article or
    vice-versa? My site covers a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe we could
    greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to send me an
    e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Wonderful blog by
    the way!

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