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The Veil of Hurt

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24

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“By his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)

This verse contains seven small words, giving great hope and blessing. Being veiled with hurt need not consume you. Remove the veil that keeps you from healing. There are varying degrees of hurt in life, often coming by way of people.

Healing hurt

Take the responsibility to unveil the hurt. What is the source or cause? What is keeping you from moving past the hurt? The veil of hurt keeps barriers between you and the will of God. Sometimes, people cling to pain rather than receive freedom by putting the hurt in the Lord’s hands. He is fully aware of your pain.

Hindering the work of God

The problem with unresolved hurt is the many long term effects. If not careful, you can hide behind a veil of hurt, hoping not to be hurt again. Yet hurt happens!

Keeping the veil in place hinders the work of the Holy Spirit in your life.

A prepared heart

Do you recall painful memories? Do you relive or push them out of your mind in the name of Jesus? When dealing with a painful memory, are you able to help others in need? Suppose a friend calls while dealing with a painful moment and needs an encouraging word. She needs someone to actively listen and is ready to pray. Are you able to help through the leading of the Holy Spirit? You could fake it and say something spontaneous, saying something your friend wants to hear. Is it a fresh and anointed word from the Lord?

The unveiling

How can you address hurts, misunderstandings and possibly even abuse? First, ask God to heal you. He heals minds and bodies. Healing turn wounds into scars. Allow the Lord to bind up your wounds and bring an end to the pain. Second, forgive! Unresolved issues maintain an unforgiving heart. You may need to write a letter, make a phone call or pay someone a visit.

Forgiveness is key to healing many hurts.

Lastly, regularly drive out the memories of your hurt until they no longer consume you. When thoughts come to mind, give them to the Lord in prayer, unload them. Do not allow the enemy to stir up what God has taken care of. Unveiling hurt in your life sometimes hurt!

How has the veil of hurt affected you? Share your comments below.

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