Have you ever felt like you were caught in a cycle of emotional or psychological pain that you just couldn’t break?
Let’s be honest, we’ve all experienced this kind of pain at some point or another in our lives.
In most cases, the conception of this mindset is birth by creating your own suffering.
People either consciously or unconsciously create their own suffering by choosing to stay in the same painful cycle and by giving energy to another person, situation or past trauma that caused a whole lot of pain and suffering in their lives. Literally, people don’t stop rehashing it with friends or family, reliving it in their minds, engaging with the person(s) who caused their pain, revisiting the spot where the traumatic event occurred or they simply refuse to just let it go.
If that’s you, I got two words for you today: ‘stop’ and ‘surrender’.
Stop reliving the offense and surrender it all to God.
I’ve heard it said, “While pain might be inevitable, the suffering that comes from the pain is not. Suffering is not a state of life; it is a state of mind. Suffering is your response to an event. Whether you suffer or not depends entirely on your reaction to that situation.”
Let’s be clear, only God can take the pain of past trauma and transform it into a platform for future ministry. God promises that all things, even painful events of the past, will work together for the good when we love Him and seek His will for our lives (Romans 8:28). He invites all victims to lose the “victimhood” status and learn to see themselves as “clothed with strength and dignity” (Proverbs 31:25).
When you surrender it to God you release yourself from the bondage of pain. Surrender empowers you to learn to love and trust again. Many people just like you have found renewed hope and restoration simply by laying the weight of their pain at the foot of the cross.
Healing starts when you lift it all up to God and let go.