What Guards Your Emotional Blocks?
In my first book, “Freedom! From Past Hurts” there is a chapter called Concealed Rage. We often use rage to guard our buried hurts. If a person get’s too close to what we have buried, we lash out as a warning to stay away.
The Bible has several verses about our spirit being wounded. Proverbs 15:13 says, “A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.”
Proverbs 18:14 says, “The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, but who can bear a broken spirit?” Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” Here is a part of a new song about bones.
When I thought about my circumstances I became gloomy inside. My heart was getting heavy and my peace destroyed. Then in Your Word You revealed the secret of health. My bones are affected when my heart is in despair.
You said renew your mind. Rejoice in Me. I change not. There’s no shadow in Me. No matter what happens I remain the same.
So I turned my gaze from what was dragging me down. I looked to You my victorious One. My heart began to rise like yeast in dough and my mouth opened in song.
What drags us down? Whatever we bury is still very active in our thought process. Proverbs 23:7 says that as we think in our heart, that is what we become. A broken spirit is a heart in despair.
Unresolved issues lead to dis-ease. They are a constant drain on our immune system. We become more susceptible to germs in our environment. Here is an interesting section of verses to consider.
Psalm 41:1 says, “Blessed is he who considers the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.” Verse 3 says, “The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.”
When we serve another when they cannot serve themselves, it releases numerous neurotransmitters that enhance health. The reverse would be true if we withhold. Proverbs 3:27 says, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.”
James 1:27 says, “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”
The world system is focused on getting. Proverbs 11:25 says, “The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.” Acts 20:34 says, “…It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
What makes a heart more merrier than to be able to freely give of yourself. It is time to confess and release our emotional blocks that suppress our spirit. Covetousness is sin, The Lord is the Giver of all things.
In your greatest emotional need, if you will give out, you will find untold blessings. It will break any cycle of depression, anxiety, worry, or fear, and reverse the dis-ease that is destroying your spiritual, emotional, and physical health.