The healing process is a battle. Plain and simple the devil is fighting like crazy to keep you in bondage to pain. He is fighting to make you doubt God and the plan He has for your life going forward from this point. He will throw everything he has at you to distract you. To make you think you aren’t worth fighting for. To make you think you will never make it past this season. The thing is he’s working with a bag of old tricks.
For victory in battle you need the right weapons. Lets start with knowledge. The devil is fighting a loosing battle. See the battle has already been fought and guess who doesn’t win? That’s right, Satan ends up on the loosing side in the end. If you need a reminder of how that final battle goes just take a stroll through the book of Revelations. We talked about prayer here. Take it, whatever it is that you are struggling with, to God in prayer and let Him fight on your behalf.
Now, I want to settle in and stay awhile on scripture. Specifically scripture memorization. God gave us a fully armed arsenal with everything we need for any situation we face. All we have to do is open it. Or better yet, memorize some verses. Ingrain then so deeply on the tablet of your heart that recalling them is as natural as breathing. It’s good to have a few verses on hand to pull out and throw back at the enemy when he attacks. Below are some of my go to memory verses.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. –Hebrews 4:12 KJV
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ –Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; they rod and thy staff they comfort me. –Psalms 23:4 KJV
The way I learned to memorize scripture is pretty easy. We used to memorize five verses a week. The first time I could remember one without having just looked at it, I was so excited and proud! So, here’s how I did it. First I always wrote the verse down in a notebook. Then you read the verse out loud five times twice a day. Be sure to memorize the scripture reference as well. Say it before and after you say the verse. That’s it. Seems easy right? I promise you it works if you genuinely try and put your heart into it.
The devil will throw everything he has at you to try to keep you from healing. Every word spoken in anger. Every doubt you have about the future. He will bring every single thing you miss about your ex to mind as often as you will let him. The enemy will confuse you and do everything he can to make your emotions and feelings run rampant. You have to stand up and fight for yourself. Arm yourself with the knowledge that the final battle has already been fought and won. Give God the power to fight on your behalf by going to Him in prayer. And memorize the Word of God. The Word isn’t called the sword for nothing. Every time you utilized one of the weapons God has equipped you with you gain a little bit of ground. You get a little bit stronger. Stand up and fight!
Only God can heal a broken heart, but there are things we can do to help foster self healing. This post is part of my series 31 Days of Self Healing. You can find the rest of the posts for this series here.