For me, personally, when I know I can't solve it myself, I go to a prayer book and start praying through it until I get peace. But some people aren't like that, I get it. I have seen it. Sometimes we are so afraid of what's on the other side of that, that it is hard to see the answers clearly.
Sometimes, it's easier to carry the burdens of bitterness, regret, anger, malice, and even jealousy or self bitterness than it is to confront the real reasons for it.
Those are all tools, but definitely not good tools or even good baggage to carry around.
It takes strength to let these things go. It really does. I remember being bullied in school, chased home daily and beat up. When I was going through a Wellspring Healing class, the Lord woke me one night and said "you need to forgive Liz and the other gal for beating you up. Let it go and I will take care of them." I went to my "green" prayer book and spoke those words of forgiveness and the prayer of David and let it go. I did that with so many other hurts that I grew up with. Things that haunted me for a long time. I know it's not easy, I know that when we hang onto them, they fester and they turn green and goopy, they fester until something happens, you pop or you let go with God.
PRAYER: LETTING GO
This was taken from www.christianstt.com
I use http://AKWellspring.com as a teaching tool. For me, I am someone that believes the best for everyone. In some circles it's called Co-Dependent. I have always been others cheerleader, upbeat and positive and not letting the cares of the world attack me all the while I try to maintain my own peace. Sometimes the enemy comes to attack and destroy. But most of the time, I work hard at staying above the ruts in the road. God didn't make junk when He created me, He made me who I am and who He believes I can be. He made me a care taker and sometimes I just have to step away and take care of myself and find out again what God is up to in my life.
God can heal the PTSD, He can heal the fear, anxiety, all that stuff. He can! Is he not enough for you to believe he can heal? He can do anything in us! He sets our hearts on fire for HIM.
Prayer: Forgive – Don’t Let the Enemy Steal Your Inner Peace
Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Luke 6:37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Ephesians 4:31-32 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
You are Mighty to save, Lord and we know you will give us the strength to fight off a heavy heart against those who did us wrong. It takes a strong person to admit they are wrong and ask for forgiveness but it takes an even stronger person to forgive. Help us not to hold them in mind, give us peace, Oh Loving Father, the peace that passes all understanding. Give us peace within our mind, body, soul and hearts, for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning we are pardoned and it is in dying we are born to eternal life.
Matthew 18: 21-22 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times? “Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
Luke 23:33-34 When they came to a place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals – one on his right, the other on his left, Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
Read Also: Prayer – The Power of Forgiveness
Read Also: Prayer: Let Go of Unforgiveness
Read Also: Prayer: The Joy of Forgiveness (of self, of others, of sins)
Lord Jesus, right now, whomever is reading this, heal them in your mighty name. Heal those hurts, diseases, broken heart, broken spirit, brokenness in the world, heal them Jesus, Mighty are you! Amen and thank you for healing.