Friendships Gone Awry-There is Hope!

Deep grievances between friends can cause tormenting memories and the “if only” mindset. Arguments and misunderstanding which remain unresolved bring on much hurt. An attitude of defeat and negative thinking can result. The tension that accompanies painful memories is enervating.


A person’s attitude, reactions, outlook, and behavior are all colored, more or less, by our ability to deal with events of the past. Where there are many submerged emotions as a result of painful memories, they can rise up and express themselves in feelings of deep depression, rage, uncontrollable lust, inferiority, fear, loneliness, and hate.

In time, unless and until one comes to terms with the unresolved tensions of painful memories, he can become a prime candidate for an emotional crisis, or he will go through life miserable and very often friendless.

The storeroom of the human mind is both wonderful and terrible. Is there a way to clean out the storeroom so that what remains can be a creative force for good in one’s life?

The ANSWER: God can take the sting out of the past. God knew what He was doing when He sent the Holy Spirit to be our Comforter and to give us power. We need both comfort and power if we are to rid ourselves of memories that bind and emotional responses that cripple our relationships. It is the power of the Holy Spirit, as we call out to God for help that can reach deep down, cleansing the subconscious mind, and get into the depths of one’s heart.

It is a conscious choice we then make to respond to life’s vicissitudes with an attitude that says, “I relinquish all this ugliness to you, God. Restore to me all that is needful so I can walk forward in Your power.”

(Excerpt taken from Dr. Lester Sumrall book,”Healing of the Memories.” Lesea Publishing 1-888-584-4847)


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