HEALING FROM HURTFUL WORDS
For thus saith the Lord, “Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.”
Truth and love are always paired in the context of the Gospel and that is the reason we are asked to speak to others in this way. It is because God speaks that way. The only cure for the deep pain of others’ words is to allow God to speak the truth – and in the context of love and tenderness. I must be willing to disown the hurtful words and no longer have them define me in any way. These injurious words should be dealt with severely at the cross, in prayer.
What do I do with the hurtful attitude of the one who originally spoke it? I ask God to remove the injury of their heart’s intent. If their comment came with anger or revenge, Jesus will deal with the spirit that came with the words and cleanse me from all their effects.
“Lord, nullify the effects of these comments under the power of Your shed blood. Take these words from my mind and my heart. Remove the arrows that wounded my soul so deeply. Make it as though the words had never been spoken. I forgive the person who spoke them and give up my right to take revenge. I put this person in Your hands for You to rule righteously. Arise on my behalf. Hear my prayer. Hold me, breathe over me, kiss my heart with Your living Word and may I live in abundant life. Because of Jesus, I pray…Amen
Lord, I stand today on Your promise. “The Sun of righteousness will arise with healing in his wings.” Malachi 4:2