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Let Go of the Wounds

Let go of your wounds. Lies, broken promises, conflict, and betrayal are a few of the things that wound us emotionally. And internal wounds are much more serious than external ones.
Remember falling as a kid? You don’t remember the cuts, scrapes, and bruises you got on the playground as a kid but you probably do remember the painful words that were said to you. I don't know who said that playground phrase, "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me!" but it's just not true. The names often hurt the most!
We remember emotional wounds a lot longer than physical ones. We cannot afford to keep playing the tape over and over again of the things that wounded us. We've got to let it go!
There’s a word for rehearsing a hurt over and over again in your mind – resentment. It literally means, “to cut again.” Every time you nurse an old would, you’re cutting yourself again. Now that sounds pretty stupid doesn't it?
The Bible says in Psalm 37:8 (GW), “Let go of anger and leave your rage behind. Do not be preoccupied. It only leads to evil.” When you rehearse the pain, you just reinforce and reinvent the hurt.
This is the week of lightening the load, casting our cares and burdens upon the Lord and letting go of things like worry, guilt and wounds. Life isn't easy but everything about it is easier with Christ!