There is a trend in behavioral science of looking at emotional trauma with a new view. The question is not “what is wrong with you?”, but rather “what happened to you?” The greatest tragedy of our world is all the damage that has happened to our hearts. From our very infancy, we know that our minds, characters, and emotions are being formed. We live in an imperfect world, and our characters are evident of that. When we are born we crave love. By the age of two, we are already confident or insecure. By the age of seven, our characters are formed. The family is a central aspect of an emotionally healthy lifestyle. Our society is reflective of broken families. We live confused and bewildered and do not understand who we are, and why we do what we do.
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."-Psalm 147:3
Jesus came to our world, to not only save us from sin, but He also came to heal our brokenness. I believe right beliefs translate to right actions. Our belief in God, our belief in the Bible, and our belief in the power of God. God can also change the belief about ourselves, that we are loved, that we are important, and that we are forgiven. These are powerful ideas, and they should not be understated. Just knowing that we are loved makes every difference in the world. In the next five weeks, I will be preaching about emotional health. Just like physical health and spiritual health, emotions are just as vital. If you can, let us walk together down this path of healing. God is good and wants to heal us in every way. Let us put aside all the false notions about ourselves that hinder us, but walk with Jesus, the Lover of our souls.
Connected to the Vine.
-Pastor Danny Sermon this week: Emotional Dialogue