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!