Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

If you bruised your knees, they could heal fast.

An emotional wound, however, could linger for a very long time.

A broken relationship, a traumatic experience, or a limiting belief in yourself could all add weight to your emotional baggage. They are absolutely hard to deal with and they can prevent you from living a joy-filled life.

While healing from your emotional wounds is a challenging journey, remember that you have the power to change your story! Here are 5 tips to help you let go of your past and thrive your way through emotional healing:

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

1. Acknowledge your emotional wound

Do your emotional wounds hijack your creativity, productivity, and even the way you think? Perhaps it’s time to acknowledge and accept your pain.

Being honest to yourself and accepting that you have these painful wounds are powerful keys to your healing.

It doesn’t have to be a Level 10 kind of a pain to be called difficult – it could be the little things: a childhood memory, stress at work, hurtful words, or just day-by-day problems that have accumulated and affect your mental health.

Today, have the courage to admit out loud that something has affected you. Have more “courageous conversations” with yourself and with other people as well.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

2. Find rest and relief

How do you find rest? How often do you rest?

If you had a hard time answering those questions, then it is time to take a break from your pain and find relief, Psychology Today suggests.

Some people find relief in arts or sports, others feel rested when they travel or engage with nature. There are also people who find rest and relief from their wounds when they start to forgive.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

3. Seek help

Someone is in deep anguish since he lost his job amid a pandemic. He’s been holding on to that emotional wound for months, to the point that he cannot eat nor sleep. But when people ask him how he is doing, his answer would always be: “I am fine.”

His situation sounds familiar, right?

Most people have been like Someone in one way or another – saying that they are fine even when they’re not.

You need some time alone to heal from your emotional wounds, but it is also important to allow other people to help you. Do not hesitate to reach out to your trusted friend or family member, or even seek support from mental health professionals.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

4. Understand and learn from your experience

Now that the event is over, perhaps, you can look at the situation from a more logical perspective?

After going through a traumatic event, a stressful situation, or any event that caused your emotional wound, it is likely that you only thought of that experience in one way.

Try to understand your situation more clearly and consider the reality above any assumptions that you might have been making this whole time. What was true? What was not? How did it play out in the end? What did you learn from the experience? Discover new perspectives that you can get from that experience.

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

5. Allow God to heal you

You cannot change your past; it will remain the same. What you can change is how you look back on your past. It might be difficult to let go and heal deep emotional wounds but with Jesus, you will get there.

Your Heavenly Father can lift you up (Psalms 146:8), strengthen you (Isaiah 41:10), and heal your emotional wounds (2 Kings 20:5). Bring your burden to God and allow Him to help you transform your life for the better.

As Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

Move Beyond Your Emotional Wounds! Here are 5 Tips for Emotional Healing

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Feeling Stressed Right Now? Here are some Tips to Help You Manage Stress

Do you feel overwhelmed, burned out, or extremely stressed? 

If so, you are not alone. 

Many people, even those who identify themselves as Christians, can still have days that are harder than others. Some even feel a certain kind of guilt whenever they are anxious or stressed out, falling prey to the fallacy that once you become a believer or follower of Jesus, you will be spared from feeling stress or even sorrow. 

But truth be told, life has stress. And stress is a valid feeling! 

Thankfully, your faith can help you cope with stress. Here are some practical tips from the Word of God on how you can better manage your stress levels: 

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  1. Learn when to say “No” or “Not Now” 

Do you allow yourself to be dictated by the timeline of others? 

In John 11:3, Mary and Martha sent a message to Jesus – wanting Him to heal their sick brother, Lazarus. Although it was a clear emergency and Jesus loves Lazarus, Jesus stayed where He was for the next 2 days (John 11:5-6). Further in the story, Jesus brought Lazarus back to life. 

Stress mostly stems out from pressure or fear of disappointing other people. But like Jesus, the schedule and emergency of others don’t have to pressure or weigh you down. Simply saying, “No, I can’t do this,” or “I can’t do this right now,” will help you manage or even avoid stress. 

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  1. Remember your purpose and priorities

When you forget God’s purpose for your life in this season, life’s hurdles can easily overwhelm you.  

The crowd followed Jesus wherever He went because they wanted to hear His teachings and experience His healing. But in Mark 1:38, Jesus said that He wanted to go “somewhere else” to preach the gospel. He knew that is what He was called to do. 

“Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.’” (Mark 1:38 NIV) 

A pandemic, financial crisis, or family problem could single-handedly stress you out and even make you do things that are not related to God’s calling for your life. To manage stress, list down your purpose and priorities then ask God to help you focus on what truly matters. 

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  1. Seek help

Not wanting everyone to know your struggles or see your weak side is understandable. If you’re one breath away from burnout, here’s something to comfort you: You don’t have to go through everything alone. 

God wants you to seek help from others and trust that they can really support you. He showed this trait when He called His 12 disciples and gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease (Matthew 10:1 NKJV). 

Jesus could’ve done all the miracles but chose not to. Instead, He empowered His disciples to work miracles. In the same way, trust that other people can help you! Reach out to someone and ask for help when you need it. 

Above all, seek help from your Heavenly Father and trust that He will help you (Isaiah 41:10). 

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  1. Schedule your rest days

The Bible recounts a busy ministry time for Jesus and His disciples that they didn’t even have time to eat. Though there was still a lot to be done, Jesus did not force themselves to keep going. He took the disciples to a quiet place to rest. 

Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’” (Mark 6:31 NIV) 

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Jesus needed rest and so do you. So don’t stress that much! Schedule a time for rest and relaxation without feeling guilty. Go to your quiet place. Take days off and allow yourself to breathe, recharge, and rest in the presence of God. 

Rest is sacred, so rest well and rest intentionally! 

Are you stressed?  

Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and our trained prayer counselors are willing to comfort you through prayers. 

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