I believe that God want us to have a new experience this Christmas. He wants people healed of all their emotional hurts, pains and trauma. A lot of us are going through a lot of emotional hurts and pains, some caused by the people we trusted the most. Abuses of all kinds, verbal, physical, psychological and some even sexual. Some have gone through rapes; some are going through life threatening conditions and sicknesses that are draining their emotional energy. For some it has been loses, some lost a spouse, some a child, others a job, and the whole emotion has been swirling around you. You can't sleep at night; you are troubled and crying for days unending. I believe this is a Christmas for you.
On the day Jesus was born, An Angel of the Lord appeared to a group of shepherd at night and said to the "Glory to God in the Highest and on earth peace and goodwill to all me", and the next thing, multitude of angel appeared glorifying God and praising Him. The birth of Jesus - The Saviour, was to mark the beginning of a new day for us all. The angels proclaimed peace and goodwill to all mankind, because the Prince of Peace was born. The word "Peace" is from the Hebrew word Shalom, which means, among other things, rest, favour, prosperity, wholeness with nothing missing, with nothing broken. That is what the angels proclaimed. That is what Jesus brought.
Some people, the pain they are going through have become a stronghold leading them into "stupidities". Because of the craving for the love they never got from their parents or relative so designated, some have gone from one relationship to another looking for love. Some because of the pain they went through, they have continued to go from one form of trouble to the other in their bid to assuage the pain. It is time to come out.
This Christmas, there are a few things you must do to end the cycle:
Firstly you need make an important decision: Will I keep letting this pain and hurt dictate the direction of my life and lead me to death or not? This is an important decision. You need to exercise your God given power of choice. We all have a choice and the power to choose how we response to the pains and traumas we are going through. A choice of whether to let the issues kill us or to fight our way out. Whenever you make a choice, nothing can stop you, it is better to die trying than to die suffering. I have decided I am nothing going to let this pain kill me. I am coming out; can you scream that to yourself? I am coming out! This is the biggest single decision you have to make to come out of any cycle of pain and hurt. It is said, where there is a will, there is a way. It is your time to hold of the problems you are going through and turn it into your platform. Take your miseries and turn it into a ministry, take your trouble and turn it to your triumph. It is all in your hand. You must make this important decision. The downfall and the traumas a man is going through is not the end of his life.
Secondly, you need to stop digging the hole! You can't come out of one hole by digging in another direction. You must stop digging that hole. Whatever emotional hole you are in, stop digging in another direction. Your parents hurt you, now you have moved to your boyfriend home, and then you get pregnant, then you abort, then you get another boyfriend, then . . . then . . . then. Stop!
Thirdly: Begin to fill up the hole with prayer and positive word and affirmative action. I believe these trio are the 3 simplest steps to change any situation you are inside: Prayer fills the hole with the power of God and the presence of God. Jesus said in Luke 18:1 "Man ought always to pray and not to turn cowards, faint, give up and loose heart" Why, Because, The prayer of a righteous man does a great good (James 5). The prayer of faith will completely salvage the situation (James 5, implied).
The word of God is the sword of the spirit. It is written, let the Word of the Lord be in your mouth and the two edged sword in your hand, to execute judgement upon the heathen and punishment upon the people, to execute upon them the written judgement. You need faith in God to overcome the world. Faith comes by hearing the word of God. The more you spend time on the word of God that deals with the issues you are going through, the more your faith will rise. Focused light can burn paper, can cut through steel. Focused word can cut through whatever steel bars is locking you in. Words of God that deals with the specific issues you are going through are so powerful that it will cause your faith to rise in that direction and like prophetic Jeshurum, you will wax fat and beak the bondage that is holding you down. When light shines into darkness, the darkness must go. When the light of the word of God starts to shine into your emotional state, the darkness leaves.
Affirmative action is the third of the trio. You must start taking actions to recover your life back. If you are going through an addiction, now you are praying and hearing the word that says "Sin shall no longer have dominion over me, because I am under the grace of God", "All things are lawful, but not all things are expedient, all things are lawful but I will not be brought under the power of any". Then you are ready. The third thing is to go for therapy, and begin to clean up you must stop hanging around the set of people who promote your pain and deepen the hole. If you have had a loss, you must step out and embrace life once again with hope.
This is your Christmas! Something good is going to start in your life I promise you. Say Amen!