DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical doctor, licensed counselor, or other such professional of this world trained according to the world’s standards. I am merely a servant and daughter of the Lord Jesus Christ who loves Him with all my heart and who loves and studies the Bible and follows the Lord day by day. If you need to make a decision regarding the following subject, please seek the Lord in prayer, please read the Bible, and please if the Lord leads you seek counsel from believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who are strongly grounded in the Bible and can help you discern His will according to His Word. love & blessings, lara
I was broken beyond human help, hope, and repair for decades. Tried psychology, psychiatry, recovery, self-help groups, self-help books, medications, the psychiatric ward, therapists, counselors, 12-step groups, and on and on. Nothing provided more than what in retrospect looked like a big bandage over a horrible infected worsening wound that simply would not heal. I am thankful for every person associated with any of this who helped me in any kind of way and believe with all my heart they meant well.
But it was only when I kissed it all goodbye and became a totally devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ that I found the healing and wholeness I needed all along and discovered a life beyond my wildest dreams. Forever life, abundant life, with the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, almighty God!
Not by the hand of psychology was I healed. But by the everlasting hand of almighty God and His Holy Spirit and the Bible. And He sent His followers to walk alongside me as He began to heal me from the inside out. Now in retrospect I can see why I never found healing in the world of psychology and such and found it by the grace of God in Christ and Christ alone.
Psychology and all that went with it as I quickly learned was all about self and emotions and digging into the past and rehashing it all while worldly ways and means were applied as the answer. There was no talk of sin, heaven, hell, repentance, the Lord Jesus Christ, forgiveness, salvation, the Bible, God’s ways for God’s glory, and living for Christ instead of for self.
God’s way of healing me came in stark contrast. I learned in the Bible that we are to deny self, that we are not to let our emotions reign but to yield to the lordship and reign of Christ, and that we are to not look backward at the past other than to love and forgive and seek forgiveness of the Lord and others and to be thankful for His love, sovereignty, goodness, and greatness, etc. through it all.
Instead, we are to look upward to love and serve the Lord with all our hearts, downward to the Bible to learn to live according to God’s ways not the world’s, and outward to love and serve others in Christ’s name.
It all begins with acknowledging we’re sinners, repenting and turning to Christ as Lord, and committing our lives to God and His ways. Not committing ourselves to psychology and its grave and dangerous focus on self and emotions.
I am a work in progress, friend. I still have my struggles as we all do. My healing is ongoing as the Lord continues to transform me. But I can tell you this.
Since I kissed psychology goodbye and committed to follow Christ, I have found what I never found in psychology. That self and emotions and dwelling on the past are not the answer.
The Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible and His will for our lives, this is the way to everlasting life with the Lord, to healing and wholeness, to freedom and deliverance, and to living the life we were created to live and being the people of God we were created to be!
Christ and following Him, this is the way to our life’s purpose and fulfilling it! This is the way to hope, joy, and peace! This is the way of love, grace, and mercy! This is the way to forgiveness! This is the way to forever and ever in the blessed and blissful unfathomably wonderful presence of God forever instead of ending up in hell and the lake of fire in forever torment apart from Him forevermore!
Christ is the way, hallelujah! He is the truth! He is the life! He is the way to forever life! He is the way, yes, He is the truth, absolutely, and He is the life, as He so tells us! Hallelujah, AMEN!
Oh, Lord, wow! All those years of utter desperation to find help and healing and I ended up just as much of a mess as when I started out if not much worse! Then you swept me off my feet, drew me to yourself, led me to repentance, and began to teach me as you still do today how to live for you and no longer for me. You have healed me and continue to heal me, oh Lord, and I couldn’t be more thankful.
I pray now, dear Father, you would use me ever single day of the rest of my life to help others to find and follow you and to love, bless, and encourage them and to proclaim to them that you are the way, truth, and the life, and the way to healing, oh God! Thank you, Lord, AMEN!
P.S. God, please bring conviction to those involved in practicing psychology and anything at all that runs contrary to you and your Word and bring truth and lead all to repentance, to faith in you as Lord, and use them to spread your Gospel message all over this world. Help them to see the answer we need isn’t more focus on self, but is you and living for you, oh Father.
And for those practicing psychology and anything that doesn’t line up with your Word who are mixing the Bible into these practices, please purify them, purify their work, and may you use them and their purified work to bring glory to your name and to help people find and forever follow you, AMEN! Thank you, thank you! AMEN!
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6