The Healing Process from Verbal and Emotional Abuse

The path to healing is a process that takes time. Ask God to help you take the following actions toward healing:

  • Give your heart to the Lord, allowing Him to be your Deliverer. Acknowledge your inability to heal yourself and accept the fact that God is the source of all growth and healing. Realise that the abuse you have suffered actually may have altered your brain chemistry and created some physical problems. Ask the Lord to heal your past pain and to soothe your soul as you take refuge in Him and draw on His strength. “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.” (Psalm 18:2)
  • Know that you are never alone. Realise that everyone experiences loneliness and pain – it’s part of the path of life. Continually thank the Lord that He is always with you. Build a network of friends who care about you and who will support you both spiritually and emotionally. “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)
  • Search for truth. Discern the truth about what has caused your past woundedness and your present struggles. Search out the truths of God’s Word that strengthen and encourage you. Seek the truths of biblical principles and the wise counsel of trustworthy people to aid you in understanding and addressing your situation. “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” (Psalm 25:5)