A few days ago, I sent our Presence Seekers University email crowd an urgent prophetic bulletin saying that the Lord had told me He wanted to heal some deep, damaging thoughts that people were having–but they needed to break out their journals and write the thoughts down in order to receive from the Lord.
If you got that email, I hope you got out your journal. But if you didn't, although the directive still applies, the Lord showed me a number of specific thoughts He wants to heal.
Please read these thoughts prayerfully. If any of these thoughts hit your gut–not necessarily your head–then please take them to the Lord.
The reason I say “your gut” instead of “your head” is that, often, we suppress certain things. Or, being like onions, we don't know that there's another layer to our healing. So if we let our human reasoning rule, we convince ourselves that we don't need additional healing–which prevents us from receiving it.
On the other hand, if we let our spirit, which filled with Holy Spirit, rule, then we can connect with and receive from the Lord.
Without further ado, here are of the thoughts the Lord wants to heal right now:
1. I am miserable. I feel miserable.
2. I feel hopeless. My life is really hard, and there's no indication that it will or can get better.
3. I have no joy in life anymore.
4. I am possibly depressed. I'm not sure.
5. I don't do anything fun.
6. I hate myself.
7. My friends don't even find me worth staying friends with
8. People use me. Even my friends use me.
9. The people I have loved the most have found me the most repulsive.
10. I hate how fat I've become.
11. I eat to distract myself from the pain.
12. I eat because it is the one source of enjoyment in my day, and I have zero other sources of enjoyment.
13. I feel like nobody cares about me.
14. I don't have any close friends. I'm not sure I have any friends at all.
15. I don't feel loved.
16. I feel abandoned and forsaken.
17. The only time I feel loved is when the Lord does something obvious for me.
Beloved, if any of these thoughts hit your gut, please let the Lord minister to you right now.
In His presence is fullness of joy. At His right hand are pleasures forevermore. My friend, the Lord earnestly longs to heal your heart right now. The thoughts above are on His mind. (If other things come to your mind, I know He wants to heal those too. But these are just the ones He showed me He is specifically healing in the Body right now.)
Acknowledging these thoughts to yourself, if any of them apply, is like pulling a shark out of the water into a parking lot.
When you're in the water with a shark, that shark can hurt you. You can't always see it coming; you may not know it's there; and it's in its natural element. The shark can devastate your life.
However, if you take that shark out of the water and put it onto a parking lot, the shark loses its power. You know it's there. You can see it clearly … AND IT HAS NO POWER.
In a parking lot, the shark cannot swim. It can't transport itself anywhere. It cannot bite you unless you practically beg to be bitten, placing your body in its mouth. It is completely powerless against you unless you just WANT to give it power.
Pulling dark thoughts out into the light is just like that.
When you expose dark thoughts that are from the enemy, pulling them out into the light by journaling them, praying through them, and submitting them to the Lord, they lose power over you. Healing sometimes comes instantly when you do this. And, even if your healing doesn't happen instantly, the healing process can at least BEGIN as you submit these thoughts to the Lord.
Beloved, if any dark thoughts from the wicked one (the devil) are in your heart, soul, or mind, the Lord wants to set you free.
Take the deepest and most painful thoughts of your heart to Him. Submit yourself to Him and be transparent with Him. He already knows everything anyway, and He won't condemn you! Ask Him for help. Ask Him to heal you, minister to you, comfort you, and give you hope. Ask Him to change your circumstances; but first and foremost, ask Him to help you conform your thoughts to His Word and His thoughts. In Jesus' name!
Did any of these thoughts that the Lord wants to heal apply to you? You don't need to be specific about which thought, but leave a comment below if this post speaks to your heart.