Our buried emotional pain takes up real estate in our heart that was designed for His purposes alone. When we bury things instead of processing them, we are doing it in our own strength for self-protection.
I listened to a lymphatic doctor speaking. Our lymphatic system flushes out toxins. Stuffed emotional pain is toxic. It causes the natural flowing process to get backed up. Our bodies are created to keep everything moving in and out as He planned.
Proverbs 4:23 says that we are to guard our heart by not allowing unresolved issues to remain. Emotional pain from traumatic events is a normal part of our lives. It is when we stuff them that we lay the groundwork for dis-ease.
Jesus wept. In that weeping, He expressed His heart to His Father for the emotional pain He was feeling. John 11:33 says that when He saw the folks weeping because Lazarus had died, “…He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.” Verse 35 says, “Jesus wept.”
Weeping is one way that we release things that are troubling our heart. Psalm 56:8 says, “You number my wanderings; put my tears in Your bottle; are they not in Your book?” David expressed how the Lord cherished his tears. So it is with us.
He knows our pain. He bore it on the cross. He wants us to release it to Him so that it does not burden our immune system. Our bodies are His temple. He dwells within us. He cherishes us because we are His own. Let us honor Him by releasing our heart’s pain to Him through intimate communion.