What can I do about painful, sometimes hidden, hurts from the past? | Kenneth Copeland Ministries

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February 28

Q: What can I do about painful, sometimes hidden, hurts from the past?

A:

Dealing with issues of the past can be difficult. But for the believer, the good news is we start with a promise. According to 2 Corinthians 5:17, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.”

No matter how complicated or painful, nothing less than complete healing is promised to you in Jesus. The moment you were born again, every past, present, and future sin (even those done to you by others) was taken care of by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Spiritually you are clean before God, and by His Spirit you can receive complete restoration in every other area of your life. We believe that every thought, memory and emotion can come to a place of peace and healing.

Just remember, inner healing is often a process rather than an event. As you daily spend time with God and in His Word, you will find that He brings healing to those inner hurts and memories of the past.

Cooperating with God is an important part of the process. Choose not to relive terrible events in your mind. It’s not easy but when they pop into your mind, you can control them by speaking God’s Word out of your mouth.

Here’s how you do it—when a hurtful thought comes you can say out loud, “Father God, I thank You for the deliverance You provided for me in Jesus. And I thank You that every hurt and every pain is washed in Your blood. Right now I choose to think about every good thing You promised me in Your Word and I thank You for my healing in Jesus Name.”

Do this consistently, and you will find that the past will lose its ability to control your future. We encourage you to press forward in your walk with God and know that you are not alone. God promised to never leave or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). He is with you every step of the way to complete restoration.