Book : Beauty for Ashes by Joyce Meyer
Receiving Emotional Healing……
Many people seem to have it all together outwardly, but inside they are wrecks. Their pasts have broken, crushed and wounded them inwardly. Bible teacher Joyce Meyer says they can be healed. Isaiah 61 reveals that the Lord came to heal the brokenhearted. He wants to heal victims of abuse!
Joyce Meyer is a victim of the physical and sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Yet today she has a nationwide ministry of emotional healing to others like herself. In Beauty for Ashes she outlines major truths that brought healing in her life and describes how other victims of abuse can also experience God’s healing in their lives.
You will learn:
How to deal with the emotional pain of abuse; How to understand your responsibility to God for overcoming abuse; Why victims of abuse often suffer from other addictive behaviors; How to grab hold of God’s unconditional love; The importance of God’s timing in working through painful memories; Joyce Meyer suffered for thirty-three years the devastating effects of abuse. Now, God has exchanged her ashes for beauty and called her to help others allow Him to do the same for them.
Excerpt from Beauty For Ashes:
I believe that most people are abused in one way or another during their lifetime. Some common forms of abuse are: physical, verbal, emotional and sexual. Whatever form it may take, abuse causes a root of rejection, which is a major problem in our day. God created people for love and acceptance, but the devil works hard to keep us feeling rejected because he knows how rejection injures us emotionally and otherwise.
The above-mentioned types of abuse – whether they take the form of broken relationships, abandonment, divorce, false accusations, exclusion from groups, dislike by teachers and other authority figures, ridicule by peers or any one of hundreds of other such hurtful actions – can and do cause emotional wounds which can hinder people in their efforts to maintain healthy, lasting relationships.
Have you been abused? Misused? Treated wrongly or improperly? Rejected? Has it affected your emotional state? Do you really want to be healed? Do you want to get well?
One of my favorite Scriptures (but a startling one) is John 5:5,6. In this passage Jesus is described as seeing a man lying by the pool of Bethesda who had been sick with a deep-seated and lingering disease for thirty-eight years. Knowing how long this poor man had been in that terrible condition, Jesus asked him, Do you want to become well? [Are you really in earnest about getting well?]
What kind of a question is that to ask someone who has been hurting for that long? It is a proper question because not everyone wants to get well badly enough to do what is required. Wounded emotions can become a prison that locks self in and others out. Jesus came to open prison doors and to set the captives free! (Luke 4:18.)
About author Joyce Meyer:
Joyce Meyer has been teaching the Word of God since 1976 and in full-time ministry since 1980. She is the bestselling author of more than fifty inspirational books, including How to Hear from God, Knowing God Intimately, and Battlefield of the Mind. She has also released thousands of teaching cassettes and a complete video library. Joyce’s Enjoying Everyday Life radio and television programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences.