"He heals my pain" ( Ministry)
A Hillsong Song that really ministered to me has a line " He took my pain" ( referance to come)
This speaks of Christ's ministry in His sufferings and His death on the cross.
"By His stripes we are healed"
I have often prayed for the Lord to apply His healing balm to my wounds ( after they are washed and cleansed)
I pray before and after any treatment.
What do we mean by Pain?
Adult survivors of sexual abuse ( weather sa occured during childhood, teens or adulthood) often talk of "the pain.
Sometimes the nature of the pain is specific
sometimes it's generalised.
Types of Pain.
- emotional pain. it's real. usualy discussed with a Counsellor or Psychologist.
eg betrayal, abondonment, breach of duty of care, abuse of power etc.
- sexual pain - sexual asult counsellors. hospital based sexual assult units.
- physical pain - I experienced muscular pain that is being treated by psysiotherapy or thereupedic massage
( warning. many survivors are traumatised by touch. I had years of counsilling before I came to this point)
- If a survivor of recent rape, please seek medical treatment at a Hospital or see your Doctor.
Wounds need to be washed and healing balm applied and bound ( wraped)
Weather the wound is physical, sexual or Emotional,
the principles of first aid apply.
Wash the wound
clean out the foreign objects
apply healing balm / antiseptic
bind up ( stich) the wound and apply a bandage.
regularly change the bandage.
We do it for physical wounds
why not for emotional/ spiritual or sexual wounds ?
Forgiveness washes a wound of the puss of bitterness or resentment,
but the "sword of abuse" ( whatever that is to you) needs to be removed.
What is it that causes the irritation?
This is a moment of asking the question.
Sorry. I don't had the prescriptive answer.
it's the kind of thing to pray about
it's the kind of thing to concurrently discuss with your therapist.
When I have more insight
or find a book or article I will post it.
ministry and therapy to survivors is a work in progress.
I hope to further develop this page with referances to sites, and reading.