Could it be that the care, worry, anxiety, fear, unforgiveness or emotional turmoil we are carrying is hindering our healing? 😰

Several years ago I went through an extremely stressful experience involving deep hurt and betrayal, and as a result I broke out in a severe case of shingles. 

My sister suffered three miscarriages between her third and fourth child, and God showed her it was because of the intense distress she was suffering from the breakdown of a close friendship. 

It is a well-known medical fact that after experiencing severe emotional trauma, a person will often contract chronic or acute health conditions.🤒

Our bodies are not designed to – and actually cannot – carry care.😰

When we hold onto fear, anxiety, worry, unforgiveness, offense, bitterness, resentment, and anger, (not just about things in our personal life but ALSO things going on in the world!) our bodies simply cannot process those negative emotions and will malfunction as a result.😵‍💫

Isaiah 53:5 tells us that, “…the chastisement of our PEACE is upon Him, and with His stripes we are HEALED.”

HEALING always follows PEACE. 😇

That’s why God is so insistent and urges us repeatedly, “Do not fear, do not be anxious, do not worry, forgive others, GET RID OF all bitterness, anger, malice, evil speaking…”✋🏼
(1 Tim 1:7, Phil 4:6, Matt 6:34, Mark 11:25, Eph 4:31)

These are not suggestions, they are warnings! ⚠️

Ask the Lord to show you if there are areas of your life where you’re carrying negative emotions, and how to get rid of them. 🙅🏼

Remind yourself continually of how much God loves you and allow His perfect love to cast out all fear. (1 John 4:18) ❤️

Refuse to allow yourself to dwell on or think about the problems, but instead meditate on your precious promises. 😇

When our minds are in perfect peace, peace in our physical body will follow. 🥰 #faithtalks

Listen to “How To Cast Your Care”, Episodes 56-58 on Faith Talks with Emily Preston podcast, available on all podcast hosting platforms, or go to ❤️