Many dark memories are often related to one’s childhood. The mind of a child is delicate and impressionable. Many children are deprived of that most basic of all needs – LOVE – a need that remains constant throughout life. To be deprived of it during childhood can be devastating.
Some adults were over-disciplined or over indulged when they were children. Others were subjected to common parental
attitudes that pose various problems for them now as adults. They act out old fears, old habits, old angers, and confusions. They may be unable to relate to people, are oversensitive or over-critical of others.
Our attitudes toward ourselves are largely formed by the emotional atmosphere of our childhood. We carry with us into
adulthood what is now commonly referred to as our “inner child of the past” -these feeling and attitudes picked up during childhood.
More and more we are learning about adults who were objects of sexual victimization and harassment when they were young. The
trauma inflicted upon them has had terrible ongoing consequences. their emotional stability often hangs by a thread.
Many children are forced to grow up too soon. Adults who were hurried through childhood may now feel incomplete and maladjusted.
Many of the most important threads that form the tapestry of the lives of adults were introduced in childhood, especially in the
parent-child relationships. Oftentimes parental modeling was poor, leaving a child timid, distrustful, fearful, self-despising,
defeated, hurt, and sad. A pattern of response is initiated in childhood that far too often gets carried over into adulthood. Captives of our childhood, we grow up marred. God is the Healer of memories! He can put a new spirit within you. Great wrongs that have been done to you can be completely forgiven and forgotten You can say,”Those experiences could have really harmed me emotionally, but God has turned what was meant for evil and used them for good.”
SOLUTION IS TO DO IT GOD’S WAY
1. COME TO THE LORD JESUS AND FULLY GIVE YOUR HEART TO HIM. Receive salvation purchased for you at the cross of Calvary by Jesus.
2. FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE WRONGED YOU. It sets you free.
3. ONE OF THE GREATEST WAYS TO HAVE YOUR MEMORIES HEALED IS TO HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you love people.
If you are ready to make this commitment, please pray out loud the following: Dear Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I believe that you died and rose from the dead to save me from my sins. I want to be with you in heaven forever. Please forgive me of all the sins I have committed. I here and now open my heart to You. Please come into my heart, Be Lord of my life and my personal Savior. Baptize me in your Spirit. Amen.
Now that you have given your life to Christ, it is important to pray and read the Bible on a daily basis. It also is important to attend a Bible-believing church regularly. Doing these things will help you to walk in continual fellowship with the Lord.