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/she 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? YES! The answer is the Comfort of the Holy Spirit. 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. ( Sumrall, Lester -Healing of the Memories, 2012 by LeSEA, Inc.)