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Spiritual Abuse Harms our Bodies

Uncategorized Nov 13, 2019

How does the aftermath of spiritual abuse affect us physically?  In our bodies?  There are times when I need to reflect on my own questions, which means I’m asking myself this particular question as much as I’m asking you.  These are some of the physical sensations that I remember from the abuse that was heaped upon me:

  • I remember feeling like I’d received a punch in the gut.  Like I wanted to double over in pain.
  • I didn’t know it at the time, but later realized that I wasn’t breathing like I usually did.  My breathing was very shallow, and there were times when I actually held my breath. 
  • Another sensation I remember is having hunched up shoulders, like I was having to suddenly carry a really heavy load, and my shoulders ached under the strain.
  • There was actually a moment in time when I came down with shingles because of the stress.

Psalm 139 helped my stress to lighten up enough to “make it.”  Words such as these from verses 22-23 of that Psalm:

        Search me out, O God, and know my heart;

          try me and know my restless thoughts.

       Look well whether there be any wickedness in me

          and lead me in the way that is everlasting.

In other words, I took great comfort in knowing that if/when the Lord would search my heart, what he would find there would not be the desire to spiritually abuse anyone (although for a fleeting moment I did want to take revenge).  What I mean is, I would never intentionally and with malice initiate spiritual abuse on anyone.  What I wanted in the lengthy aftermath was for the Lord to know me and my restlessness intimately and to bring me a sense of direction.

Is there a Scripture that has meant a lot to you?  Would you mind sharing what those verses are?  You can type them in the Comment Section below.  I would love to know what you think.

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