In the month of June, I had the amazing privilege to minister at a three day retreat on a ranch nestled against the Idaho border. The owner of the ranch has a very strong gift of music. He was able to lead us into high worship which made ministering much easier because the Presence of the Lord filled the place.
One highlight for me was seeing the transformation of a Yugoslavian woman in her late seventies. She grew up in Austria after her family fled during the uprising of Adolf Hitler. As a result, she lived in constant fear with severely suppressed emotions and a stoic countenance.
At the retreat, the Holy Spirit encountered her in a special way. She received deliverance from fear and also got filled with the Holy Spirit. It was amazing to see how the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit could remove decades of oppression in a matter of moments. She finally opened herself up to receive God's healing touch.
If you are in need of any type of emotional healing, you can also receive from God by asking Him to heal your heart. The Bible says in Psalm 41:4, “Lord, be merciful to me; Heal my soul...” Not only can the Lord heal your soul of emotional trauma, but He can also heal your physical body. We are told in Isaiah 53:5, “But He [Jesus] was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”
By Dawn R. Pietsch
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