Inner Healing is the healing of our emotional core. It is the ministry which deals with our response to hurts from the past, known and unknown. These hurts may affect us in the present in the form of bad memories, a sense of worthlessness and inferiority, unreasonable fears and anxieties, or inexplicable and psychosomatic illness.
The causes of inner pain and distress are many, and may come from such things as the separation from a parent through illness, divorce or death (which can be experienced as rejection), or the experience of failure (perhaps at school). It can also come from experiences of overwhelming fear, or abuse, or a family history of problems, such as alcoholism, violence, or the involvement in the occult, or any unresolved burden of guilt.
Some of life’s hurts come from the fact that we live in a fallen world. Events happen such as accidents, disease, poverty and natural disasters that are not of deliberate choice. There are also hurts which come from our own wrong choices and responses. Often memories are pushed below our conscious thinking, where they remain and are felt in debilitating ways, such as: fear, anger, anxiety, resentment, self-hate, guilt, un-forgiveness, an inability to trust, or persistent irrational beliefs.
When we suppress the hurt, so that we can cope with everyday life, the memory is not dealt with and remains in an incapacitating way.
CMH-The Mount approaches inner healing ministry tentatively and humbly, so as not to inadvertently “place” problems upon people which may not be the true source of their negative emotional symptoms. We seek the presence of the Holy Spirit and ask for discernment and knowledge for the ministry. In the confidence that Jesus invites to come to him with all that burdens us (Matthew 11:28), we turn to him for healing and peace
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.