: injured, hurt by, or suffering from a wound
I've never met a woman who hasn't been wounded. Sometimes we grow up hearing "brush
it off", "Get over it", "You're okay." I'm here to tell you that it's okay to not feel okay. All of the above phrases are asking you to dismiss your hurt. That's the unhealthy way. To move forward you need to:
1. Acknowledge it- "That hurt, I'm so hurt by that, I'm wounded."
That's a good first step. Acknowledge that you are hurting and you're not okay.
2. If it's safe to do so, speak the truth in love to the one who hurt you. Sometimes we don't know we hurt another unless told. Listen with an open heart and share with a gentle spirit.
3. Time to heal. Healing is not stirring the water, gossiping about it over and over again, or announcing to the world that this person hurt you. Healing is handing it over to God so that He can work in your life. Below are a few ways to get started in your healing process.
Bible study on that subject
Talk to a trusted friend
Pray without cease
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
In Hebrew, the word "brokenhearted" means broken apart; a physical breaking. #God heals your broken heart by binding it up; casting it like a broken limb. Trust in that. Rely upon that. Know that He has the strength to repair your hurting heart.
Word of the Week: Mend
: to put into good shape or working order again: patch up
: to improve or strengthen
: to restore to health
If something you loved broke, you might work hard to repair it. If you had a hole in the seat of your favorite pair of jeans, you might sitch them rather than throw them out. Work hard to repair this wound you're carrying around. Do the work to find that place of freedom.
Pray: "Lord I understand that I am not in control. I understand that you are in control. I will work hard to allow you to be in control of my hurting heart. I will pray every day for you to help me find freedom. I will release my hurt to you. Amen"