The Prayer of Healing

It has been shown that if feelings of anger, rage, despair, yearning, and the many other emotions that crowd our thinking, and that have been pent up for a long time, can be fully expressed to someone who is trusted, one’s personality may gain a new state of balance and eventually function properly. God should be that “someone.”      The importance of being able to confide in a trusted pastor, counselor, friend, or loved one should not be minimized, but real healing of the memories comes as we entrust into God’s hands our entire personality, asking Him to do for us what we are not capable of doing for ourselves.  The Apostle Peter explains it like this: Trust yourself to the God who made you, for He will never fail you (1 Peter 4:19b, TLB).

David knew the pain of unhealed memories. To read the Psalms is to discover afresh just how much pain he experienced. David was totally ignored by his father when the prophet Samuel came to anoint one of Jesse’s sons to be the next king. Can you imagine how much that must have hurt the young lad? You can read all about it in 1 Samuel 16.

David says in Psalm 27:10, When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me (NKJV). David understood that it is God who strengthens the heart and mind and enables a person to go on in this business of surviving in the land of the living. I would have lost heart, David wrote, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living (Psalms 27:13, NKJV)

So it is that we must come to the heavenly Father for healing of memories, surrendering our defenses and excuses, being open to the work of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes it helps to write out a list of areas in your life that need to be cleansed and healed. Then as you surrender these things to God, relaxing in the Spirit, begin to thank Him for every new insight, however painful, that He reveals to you. Confess to God your feelings and emotions. Let Him do a cleansing work in you. Let Him comfort you. You will find that His love will take the place of the hurt and the hate you have been harboring.

 

The Power of “I Know…”

When trouble comes to some people, they go to pieces. They begin to ask, “Where is God? Why me, God? God, why have you allowed this?”

Remember Job? In despair at times he was human; he was a real person – Job still held onto his belief in God. While his “friends” attempted to convince him that his losses and suffering were deserved because of something in his past, breaking him into pieces with their words, Job held his boil-covered arm heavenward  and shouted, “I know that my Redeemer lives” (Job 19:25). Job never gave up on himself or God, and God reversed the circumstances in his life, vindicating him.

Job’s memories were healed. His memory was washed clean by God’s power, and the clouds of darkness were gone. His face became radiant. There was a song on his lips. A miracle of God had taken place. From that moment on, Job didn’t live in the past, but in the present.

Maybe you have come through an experience that at the time caused great sorrow for you, yet you still live in the painful memories of that experience. Letting them affect you negatively, you bring the past’s sorrow into your present. You may even still insist on talking about it. You say, “Let me tell you what happened tome…,” and you rehearse the trauma or heartache.  Friend, God can take the sting out of the past. The power of those hurtful emotions surrounding your memories can be broken. They can lose their propulsive significance, made ineffective, devitalized through the poser of God. The Spirit of Jesus can heal our yesterdays. ( Healing of the Memories, Lester Sumrall, 1991, 2012 by LeSEA Inc. )

God Can Take the Sting Out of the Past

God certainly 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.”

Peace in the Christian life comes as a result of the presence of  Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit at work in us, enabling us to stand fast in the Lord. The Apostle Paul talked much of this in his letters. He understood that God at work in us guards our hearts and minds through Christ. Paul said in Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” This is sure protection from unsettling and destructive thought patterns.

Paul said to think on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous and praiseworthy (see Philippians 4:8). When you do that, the mind will not wander off into negative thought patterns that are damaging your emotions and breaking your focus.

You can be humiliated, lied against, deceived, betrayed and even suffer bodily harm; yet, you can get over it when you cultivate the mindset that says through Christ you can conquer overwhelmingly. We are told in Romans 8:37, “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us. And, Ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you (Romans 8:9).

A  positive force can overcome a negative power.  However, if you let the hurtful memories of the past hang over you like a cloud, you will continue to have problems. The Bible provides many examples of men and women who persevered in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  (Dr. Lester Sumrall, Healing of the Memories, 2012 by LeSea publishing)

Submerged Emotions that can Wreak Havoc in Our Lives

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.)

PRAYER OF REPENTANCE TO CHECK YOUR HEART DAILY

Prayer of Repentance

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out all my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. Create in me a clean heart O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit that I may teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners may be converted unto thee.

Who can understand his errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults and keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins that they might not have dominion over me. Then shall I walk uprightly and be innocent from the great transgression.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight O Lord my strength and my redeemer. Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me. Teach me to know thy ways O Lord I will walk in thy truth unite my heart to fear your name. In Jesus mighty name I pray. (Ps 51:1-2, 10-13, Ps. 19: 12-13, Ps. 36: 11, Ps. 86:11)

If you have prayed this prayer with genuine repentance, God has forgiven you and you need to move on and not park in your past. Forgive yourself and go in peace to continue to serve the Lord with all your heart.

God will always hear a prayer from a broken and contrite heart! Psalm 51

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.

SUBMERGED EMOTIONS THAT WREAK HAVOC

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 www.leseapublishing.com 1-888-584-4847)

 

Business & Work-related Memories

I find many business people suffering from lingering bruises that have come out of work-related encounters. This is very real. To be the victim of someone’s tongue-lashing when you are in no position to defend yourself because you are in a subservient situation can be extremely difficult. Sometimes people even lose their jobs as a result of circumstances. Depression can set in and the resulting stigma and embarrassment can cause much mental anguish. ( Dr. Lester Sumrall, Healing of The Memories)

Release and forgive these people who have done injustice to you so that you can continue to move forward and their jealousy of your gifts and talents will not keep you down or in an emotional state of turmoil and depression. The enemy can only stop you if you get into un-forgiveness and wallow in defeat. Rise up today and forgive and let the past go and move on in victory today!

Pray: I release and forgive all those who have done me wrong. I make a choice according to God’s Word to release and forgive all people and I am now free from all mental torment and free from every prison that the enemy has tried to keep me in.  I am victorious and rising up to fulfill all of my God given destiny right now in Jesus name Amen!

Your Inner Child of The Past- excerpt from (“Healing of the Memories by Dr. Lester Sumrall”)

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.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

“Behave as if your every act, even the smallest, impacts a thousand people for a hundred generations. Because it does.”…Anonymous

We found this quote just recently and it should motivate us to watch what we say and do because our lives can either motivate someone to do good or motivate someone to do the wrong thing or have the wrong reaction which can take them down the wrong pathway. It can also start a generational curse or generational blessing. In Exodus 34:6-7 God is talking to Moses and passes before him proclaiming:                                                                                        

“The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity  of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and fourth generation.”

This is a biblical principle as we go about our day to day activities we CAN EITHER START A GENERATIONAL BLESSING OR A GENERATIONAL CURSE DEPENDING ON WHO WE SERVE! So lets serve God with our whole heart and receive His blessings for ourselves as well as for our children and do not fall into the trap of the enemy who would want you to do the opposite to start a generational curse.

Bad Experiences Don’t Need to Overthrow Your Going!

Lester Sumrall writes, “I meet people all the time, and so do you, no doubt, who suffer as a result of bad experiences that have created havoc in their lives. They haven’t learned that our memories weren’t given to us as a means of haunting or hurting us. God doesn’t want us to hold onto the past experiences that have been damaging. Some people feel they can never get over something that’s happened to them, perhaps something that’s occurred a long time ago. They live in the past. They can’t forget an injustice. They haven’t learned the grace of forgiveness. They can’t forget an injustice. ”
God has always been in the restoration business. It has always been His intent to help His children by restoring them to a right relationship with Himself and others. ” We are not meant to be burdened with painful memories, memories that hinder our daily walk with God and from experiencing His joy and peace.” Therefore God always wants to heal our memories and relieve us from all of our heavy burdens if we just learn to give them to Jesus and stop trying to hold onto them and carry them ourselves. Please read the scripture below.

Matthew 11:28-30, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.