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Soul Care: Meet the Soul Doctor!

31 May 2010 No Comment

In our reflections on the care of our soul and our spiritual wellness, we have previously seen that, due to the wrong choice of our ancestors, we human beings inherit from birth the symptoms of a broken heart that are commonly referred to as “emotional wounds”.

These will often manifest themselves with negative feelings of:

Fear (the need to feel secure);
Insecurity (the need to feel protected);
Guilt (the need to be justified);
Low self-esteem (the need for a sense of value);
Inferiority complex (the need to feel unique and important);
Contempt for oneself (the need to redeem our own identity);
Sense of rejection (the need to feel accepted for what we are);
Sense of worthlessness (the need to feel loved and part of God’s family).

We all come into this life with some of these wounds imprinted in our soul, and these need to be treated from our early childhood or they will develop into unhealthy attitudes that will negatively influence our whole lives and relationship with others as adults.

Those who are not met with love when they are born, or when they grow up, who do not feel safe and cared for, who have no sense of value or self worth, who do not feel wanted or accepted for who and what they are, they will often try to compensate for these needs by focusing on themselves and living an egocentric life, unable to love and forgive others.

The attitudes of those who are sensitive and fragile, who have a constant need for attention, who are remarkably insecure and are constantly looking for advice on what to do in various circumstances of life, reveal that they were probably raised in an environment that did not bring healing to their soul, but on the contrary it contributed to foster these wounds.

Those with broken hearts might have felt rejected for an unwanted pregnancy while they were still in the womb, or could have been abruptly separated from the mother at birth and placed in an incubator for a long time, or at a young age they might have spent a long time in the hospital, away from the reassuring presence of the mother. They might have grown up without the presence of the parents, because these died or were separated or engaged in stressful work activities. They may have been the subject of continuous derogatory and degrading comments, or grew up in a rigid and severe atmosphere and never received a word of approval from the parents or those who had authority over them. They might have suffered some physical violence, or were born with physical defects, or affected by some handicap or disability … and unfortunately the healing of their soul has not yet begun.

Just as we feel pain when someone touches a physical wound that is not yet healed, we also suffer when we don’t feel loved and understood, accepted and important, or when we perceive that we are rejected, because meeting such an attitude reopens the great wound that was produced on the day of the expulsion of our ancestors from the garden of Eden.

The good news is that Jesus is our “Wonderful Counselor” (Isaiah 9:5) who came to “heal the brokenhearted and bind up our wounds” (Psalms 147:3)!

He is our true Soul Doctor, who came not only to offer free eternal salvation to our spirit and the promise of resurrection to our body, but also to heal our soul and bring redemption to our “entire being: spirit, soul and body” (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

We know that our spirit has received salvation by faith, when we accepted Jesus as our Savior, and also that our body will receive its full salvation on the day of resurrection, but from the moment that our spirit was saved until the day when our body will be resurrected, there’s a process of healing for our soul that will equip us to be “thoroughly furnished” (2 Tim. 3:17) for the eternal heavenly home that the Lord has prepared for us.

“To as many as received Him, gave He power to become the sons of God.” (John 1:12)

It’s on ongoing process to become what we are meant to be, created in the image of God’s son, and along the path of our Christian journey in life we experience a healing balm, as we become aware that in Jesus we are:

Forgiven
“Your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.” (1 John 2:12)

Justified
“Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus.” (Romans 5:1)

Accepted
“Him that comes to me I will in no wise cast out.” (John 6:37)

Loved
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: and with loving kindness have I drawn you. (Jeremiah 31:3)

Secure
“They shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (John 10:28)

Chosen
“He has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.” (Ephesians 1:4)

Valued
“What manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called God’s children.” (1 John 3:1)

Important
“Created for the good works which God had prepared for us.” (Ephesians 2:9)

Approved
“He that in these things serves Christ is accepted by God, and approved amongst men.” (Romans 14:18)

If you haven’t yet experienced the unconditional love of Jesus in your heart, you can begin today, by simply inviting Him to come into your life, forgive your sins and start that healing process that will give you the assurance that you are fully loved, accepted, secure and valued as God’s beloved child. He loves you!

In the coming days we will continue our reflections on “soul care” and show you how you can start this process of healing in your personal life, by receiving from your Soul Doctor the personalized diagnosis and individual therapy that He has for you.

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