Beauty for Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing by Joyce MeyerMany people seem to have it all together outwardly, but inside they are a wreck. Their past has broken, crushed, and wounded them inwardly. They can be healed. God has a plan, and Isaiah 61 reveals that the Lord came to heal the brokenhearted. He wants to heal victims of abuse and emotional wounding. Joyce Meyer is a victim of the physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Yet today she has a nationwide ministry of emotional healing to others like herself. In Beauty for Ashes she outlines major truths that brought healing in her life and describes how other victims of abuse can also experience Gods healing in their lives. You will learn: * How to Deal with the Emotional Pain of Abuse * How to Understand Your Responsibility to God for Overcoming Abuse * Why Victims of Abuse Often Suffer from Other Addictive Behaviors * How to Grab Hold of Gods Unconditional Love * The Importance of Gods Timing in Working Through Painful Memories.
The Truth about Emotional Abuse
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. He keeps all his bones, Not one of them is broken. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
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It is said the emotional, verbal and mental abuse is worse than physical abuse. With physical abuse the scars heal but when someone is emotionally wounded these scars can last a lifetime if they are not properly addressed. Wounded people wound people and so when someone has not healed from their own verbal abuse they continue the cycle by abusing others around them. Parents can wound their children emotionally and then the children go on to would their siblings and their own spouse. Emotional abuse is not only limited to women.
Psalms - [The righteous] cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. Read More Ephesians - And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians - With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 1 Corinthians - But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. Romans - [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.