Healing in the Human Spirit
...Bringing the Pain in Our Spirits to the Lord
for His Healing Touch
MANY AND VARIED THINGS,
often regrettable, can lay hold on our spirits. From their hidden vantage
point they issue directions to our mind, our emotions and our will. They
send signals to our self-conscience and cause us to act and react in ways
that often are not good.
We are ready now to open the troubles
in our spirits to the Holy Spirit. We will ask Him to sanctify and heal
them that we might become ready for our place of function in Gods
Kingdom, and that we might be able to stand in the time of trouble. What
we uncover each day are not the demons that try to drive us, but the things
in us that attract demons. Every devotion may not apply to you, but you
probably know someone to whom it does apply. Pray for them.
to Charge God for Our Pain
Job 6:1,4 But Job answered and said, .
. .the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof
drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves
in array against me. Ps 88:14,15 LORD, why castest Thou
off my soul? why hidest Thou Thy face from me? I am afflicted and ready
to die from my youth up: while I suffer Thy terrors I am distracted.
FATHER, I do not want my view of You to be like that of Job before
he repented, or the Psalmist. They only saw Your hand of destruction.
Forgive me for being distracted like they were. Henceforth, I refuse to
charge You for my pain. I simply lay it before You and ask You to sanctify
it. I am ready to thank You for it all, so the pain I have laid up in
my spirit can become a holy thing in my bosom.
Lifting Our Soul unto the Lord so He Can Heal
Bitterness in Our Hearts
Jas 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your
hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. Eph 4:31 Let
all bitterness, and wrath, and anger; and clamour; and evil
speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.
FATHER, I am ready for my bitterness to go. Forgive me for holding
on to it for so long. I have said many things out of bitterness. It has
been in my actions also. I know I have spread it to others. Forgive me
for this. Help me to contact these to whom I have spread it and release
them from its hold.
How the Same Fountain Cannot Give Bitter Water
and SweetJas 3:7-17
go of the Wounds Inflicted upon Us by Talebearers
Pro 26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and
they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Mt 5:11 Blessed
are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all
manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
LORD, honestly, I am more inclined to identify with this verse
from Proverbs than what You have said in Matthew. When people
have spoken against me, it has become like a wound deep in my belly Now,
I am ready to be healed. I forgive those who have spoken against me. I
open myself to You for You to heal the deep hurt I hold.
A Prophets Admonition Not to Fear ReproachIsa
the Effect of Curse Words Others Have Spoken to Us, and about Us
Lk 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully
use you. Rom 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse
not. I Cor 4:12b,13a being reviled, we bless; being persecuted,
we suffer it: being defamed, we entreat...
DEAR LORD, if any one knows what it means to be cursed by men,
You do. So please teach me how to respond when others curse me. Help me
not to take the curse into my spirit. Bring forth in me that powerful
operation of Your Spirit that will enable me to return a blessing upon
each one who reviles me.
How We Have Jesus as an ExampleI Pet
of Spirits from Unforgiveness
Mt 18:33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on
thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? Mt 6:14 For if
ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive
FATHER, help me. I want to forgive every person who has wounded
me and against whom I hold resentment. But it is difficult. They are many.
Help me to remember each one so I can set them free from the resentment
I hold against them. Please draw them into Your mercy. Help them find
freedom to ask forgiveness for what they did.
A Great Lesson from Jesus on ForgivingMt
Hatred that Has Come against Us
Jn 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before
it hated you. Lk 6:22,27 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach
you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of mans sake..
.1 say unto you which hear; Love your enemies, do good to them which hate
FATHER, it just doesnt feel good being hated by anyone.
If people dont like me, I have the tendency to store this in my
spirit and not like them in return. This has defiled my spirit. Im
sure it has grieved Your Spirit. I want to be clean from this. Please
send Your holy fire to burn it all from me. Teach me to return love for
The Master Lesson from Jesus on How to Deal
with Those Who Oppose UsMt 5:44; Lk 6:27,28,34,35
Our Broken Hearts over to Healing
Ps 109:22 ...I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded
within me. Ps 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth
up their wounds. Zech 13:6 And one shall say unto Him, What
are these wounds in Thine hands? Then He shall answer; Those with which
I was wounded in the house of My friends.
GRACIOUS LORD, what Ive gone through has left a wound in
my heart. I seem unable to recover from it. The ones who wounded me keep
coming to my mind. I relive over and again what took place. I feel the
pain of it every time I think of them. In all this, help me see that You
were wounded for meto heal me. I bring my hurt to You and present
it to the power of Your Spirit for healing.
Seeing that Jesus Paid It AllIsa 53:5;
I Pet 3:18
away All Personal Offense
Mt 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray
one another, and shall hate one another. Lk 21:16 And ye
shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and
friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. Mk
11:26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which
is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
DEAR LORD, this is a deep weakness in me. I hold on to offense
terribly when I am betrayed, even in small matters. Unless You heal me,
I will not stand in the time of betrayal that Jesus said would come. Reach
into my spirit and draw out the feelings of betrayal that have lodged
there. Give me the grace to forgive and forget.
The Strong Lesson from Jesus on Withstanding
Healing from the Pain that Came when Lies Were Told to Hurt Us
Ps 35:11,12 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge
things that I knew not. They rewarded me evil for good to the
spoiling of my soul. Mt 26:59 Now the chief priests, and
elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put
Him to death. Lk 23:34a Then said Jesus, Father; forgive
them; for they know not what they do.
FATHER, I believe lies have been told to hurt me. The pain of
this has gotten into my spirit and is making me bitter. Before I go on,
I forgive those I believe told the lies. I forgive those who believed
them. Cleanse my spirit of the bitterness and resentment that has taken
hold of me. Help me release blessing upon those who I think lied.
A Word from Jesus. an Admonition from PeterMt
5:11; I Pet 3:15-17
away the Discouragement that Anger from Our Parents Brought on Us
Col 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger,
lest they be discouraged. Pro 12:25 Heaviness in the heart
of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. Eph 6:4 And,
ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the
nurture and admonition of the Lord.
HEAVENLY FATHER, I grew up with anger all around
me. I was yelled at and belittled and made to feel I could never do anything
right. Although I am grown now, I still hold these feelings. Any anger
from anyone causes me to react with resentment and fear. Please heal me.
The Chastening that HealsHeb 12:5-11
away the Feeling of Shame that Has Followed Us Since Our Youth
Ps 44:15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me. Ps 69:19 Thou hast
known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries
are all before Thee. Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to
buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white
raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness
do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
FATHER, I have lived with shame. Something must have placed it
in me early in life. I always feel as though I have done something wrong
and that everyone can see it. It has been a silent plague eating away
at my inner man. Please heal me so I may become whole for Your Kingdom.
The Promise that Shame Shall Be no MoreIs
the Sense of Failure We Have toward the Lord, and toward Others
Song of Sol 5:6 I opened to my Beloved; but my Beloved had withdrawn
Himself and was gone: my soul failed when He spake: I sought Him,
but! could not find Him; I called Him, but He gave me no answer Lk
22:32a But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not.
LORD, there is something in me that always makes
me feel I have failed You. I believe this too goes back to when I was
a child. Many times I was made to feel like a failure by my mother and
my father. I grew up feeling I could never please them. I am ready now
to renounce this feeling. I ask for Your healing power in this part of
Finding an Intercessor Who Always Cares for
Us, even when We Have FailedHeb 7:19-25
up the Feeling that We are Inferior
Job 17:14 I have said to corruption, Thou art
my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister. Ps
138:6a Though the LORD be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly... Isa 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth
eternity whose Name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with
him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit
of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
FATHER, forgive me for centering so much on myself by always
feeling that I am inferior. I confess there are no people inferior in
Your sight. I want to find such fellowship with You that I forget myself.
Help me know I can live in Your presence and rejoice in Your mercy. Show
me the value I can have in Your Kingdom.
The Lowly, to Whom the Lord Will LookIsa 66:1,2
Our Freedom from the Feeling that We Have Been Forsaken
Isa 54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth
into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for
more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married
wife, saith the LORD. Isa 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken;
neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be
called Hephzibah ("My Delight Is in Her"), and thy land
Beulah ("Married"): for the LORD delighteth in thee, and
thy land shall be married.
DEAR LORD, it has been difficult for me to trust
You completely. Now I can see why. It is because I have the feeling, deep
in my spirit, that You will forsake me just like everyone else has. This
goes back to when I trusted some people who were ministering the Gospel
and they failed me. I forgive them. Oh, please heal the wound they left
in me. Make me fruitful for Your Kingdom.
Discovering the Eternal Faithfulness of GodPs
9:10; Isa 49:15,16
Our Freedom from the Resentment of Being Made to Feel like a Fool
Job 12:4a I am as one mocked of his neighbour... Ps
22:7,8 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot
out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the LORD that
he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
LORD, resentment over being made a fool has taken hold of me.
Instead of meditating on Your Word, I have meditated on how to get revenge.
This is, indeed, making me act like a fool. I renounce all this. It is
foolish. I am ready now to forgive those who ridiculed. Let Your blessing
come upon them, and Your strength upon me.
Learning Not to Avenge OurselvesRom
away Our Continuing Grief
Ps 77:4b . . .I am so troubled that
I cannot speak. Job 6:2,3a Oh that my grief were thoroughly
weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! For now it would
be heavier than the sand of the sea... Mt 11:28 Come
unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
LORD, many things weigh upon me heavily and make
me grieve. I grieve for my loss and for my family. I grieve because of
our failureand our refusalto trust You completely. But today,
I turn all of it over to You lest it bring me down to despair. Please
send Your healing Spirit upon us all. Bring repentance where we need to
A Psalm to Turn Us from Our GriefPs
Away Our Heaviness
Ps 69:20a Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of
heaviness... Pro 12:25a Heaviness in the heart of man maketh
it stoop... Isa 61:la,3a The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me;
because the LORD hath anointed me to.. appoint unto them that mourn in
Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness...
FATHER, sometimes heaviness comes over me like a dark cloud. It
brings worry and depression. Some days it is even difficult for me to
desire living. But now, I believe this is a matter of my spirit. I renounce
the hold that heaviness has on me. I command the spirits it has attracted
to depart from me, at once, in Jesus Name.
An Invitation to the Heavy LadenMt 11:28,29
Our Disposition to Find Fault
Mt 7:3-5 And why beholdest thou the mote ("tiny speck") that is in thy brothers eye, but considerest not the beam ("plank") that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt
thou say to thy brother; Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and,
behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out
the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast
out the mote out of thy brothers eye.
LORD, there is something in me that makes me find the smallest
fault in another person. While they may have many things good about them,
I find the little that is wrong. Forgive me. I want this out of my disposition.
Help me bring out the good in the people around me. Fill me with joy so
it will rub off on the people I meet.
A Command that We Judge NotMt 7:1;
Infatuations with People that Distract Us from the Lord
II Sam 14:25 But in all Israel there was none to be so much
praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even
to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. II Sam 15:6b ... so Absalom stole the hearts of
the men of lsrael... II Sam 19:l0a And Absalom, whom
we anointed over us, is dead in battle...
LORD, I no longer want to be led because I am infatuated with
a person. I have been prone to accept people according to their outward
appearance and apparent talents. Give me a discernment with regard to
the persons with whom I should go. Help me not to be so taken with them
that I lose sight of You. Give me a clean heart in all my association
A Psalm of David when Absalom Withstood HimPs
away Our Insecurity
Isa 42:161 will bring the blind by a way that they knew not;
I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness
light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do
unto them, and not forsake them. Heb 13:5 Let your conversation
be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for
He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
FATHER, I have looked for security in all the wrong places. One
after the other has failed me and left my spirit fearful. But on this
dayat this momentI confess that You alone are faithful. You
have kept me and You will continue to guard me through all that lies ahead.
I rest secure in Your love and mercy.
The Refuge that is SureDeut 33:27;
Isa 26:4; Isa 40:28,29
the Fear of Man
Pro 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth
his trust in the LORD shall be safe. Heb 13:5,6 Let your conversation
be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for
he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may
boldly say The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall
do unto me.
FATHER, for too long I have been afraid of what people will think,
or say, or do to me. This goes back to when I was a child and I was made
to be afraid. It is an affliction upon me. Please set me free from its
hold. Purge the way I feel about myself Make me so I can stand freely
in the presence of others and give a good witness for You.
The Admonition to Stir up Ones GiftIl
Lusts that Lead Us from God
Jas 1:14,15 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away
of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived,
it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye
shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
DEAR LORD, there is a strong desire in my spirit to serve You,
but there is also a strong pull from my flesh. Please set me free to worship
You and to serve You without the darkness of unclean desire. I am weary
from the warfare that has been raging in me. Let conviction come upon
me. Reveal the work of Your Cross in me.
How Ungodly Lust Will Increase in the Last
DaysII Pet 3:3.4; Jude 16-19
Relief from the Guilt We Suffer
Rom 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the Law saith,
it saith to them who are under the Law: that every mouth may be stopped,
and all the world may become guilty before God. Jas 2:10 For
whosoever shall keep the whole Law, and yet offend in one point, he is
guilty of all. Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse
of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every
one that hangeth on a tree.
FATHER, I still bear guilt for things I did in the
past. And yet, I know I have trusted in Your salvation. This guilt is
in my spirit and in my conscience. I am ready to be free from its hold.
Therefore I confessANEWtoday that the blood of Jesus Christ
Your Son cleanses from all sin. He is the propitiation for all my sin.
I am free in Him!
Christ: Our Propitiation, the Bearer of Our
Guilt, the One in Whom Sins Penalty Was PaidRom 3:25; I
Jn 2:2; 4:10
Relief from Unbelief
Jn 20:27 Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger;
and behold My hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into My
side: and be not faithless, but believing. Heb 3:12 Take
heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief,
in departing from the living God.
PRECIOUS LORD, by nature, I have always been skeptical. Unbelief
and distrust have been my companions for too long. This day, I renounce
them. I put them away. I present my spirit to Your Spirit for cleansing
and healing. Oh, make of me an utterly believing believer!
The Building of Faith from the Word of GodRom
10:17; Ps 19:7-11; Ps 119:105,130
GO BACK NOW and consider some of the
days again. Let the Holy Spirit continue His healing search through your
spirit. Let Him release the power and strength of His Kingdom in you.
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