When a child is traumatized, they have no grid to process that emotional pain. Often it is stuffed and buried in their heart. It is sealed off so that nothing can penetrate it in the natural. In the spiritual sense, that area would be considered uncultivated. Emotional scar tissue is fallow ground.
God’s word is a healing scalpel that can pierce through our emotional scar tissue. The truth of God’s word is like oil that penetrates into those dark crevices. As the Holy Spirit opens that area, light floods in to dispel the fears, trauma, shame, guilt, and the lies.
Hosea 10:12-14 says, “Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.
You have plowed wickedness; you have reaped iniquity, you have eaten the fruit of lies, because you trusted in your own way…”
Here is an interesting verse. Joel 1:17 says, “The seed shrivels under the clods…” When a farmer plows fallow ground, he prepares it to receive seed. The soil has to be broken up so the seeds have no restriction in their growth.
Plowing uncultivated ground in our hearts, opens the wounded areas to receive the seed of God’s word. It is His word alone that will bring deep healing. That is why Jesus came, died, was buried, and rose again. It is the gospel that sets captives free!