Does Our Inner Self Need Healing?

from John Beardsley and blogged at M’Kayla’s Korner:  “Since there is no Biblical evidence that any prophet, priest, or apostle ever dealt with anything remotely related to buried or repressed emotions or memories, then shouldn’t one question why this is so if inner healing is the big truth that its practitioners say it is?”

Exactly.

Does Our Inner Self Need Healing? The Bible does not teach that our inner self needs “healing.” The Bible does say, however, that we need to turn away from our sin (REPENT) and sin no more, and be TRANSFORMED by having our MINDS RENEWED with the Word of God.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

THEN you will know what is God’s will. You will not be chained to your past patterns, mistakes, weaknesses or hurts.

I believe it can be helpful to understand the areas in which we are influenced by the past; past hurts, past sins. Some people have tragic childhoods or traumatic events in their past, but we do not hold on to the past as an excuse, or seek some fantastical practice to erase the past. We renew our minds by knowing God’s nature and promises as written in his Word. Then we step forward into His will for us, by His grace and by His power.

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