DO I KNOW IF I WOULD BENEFIT
FROM A CONFIDENTIAL HEALING GROUP?
Emotional healing is
normally a gradual process after serious trauma or
hurt, but with LifeShaping you can be healed
quickly. While we may temporarily stuff our hurt or
sorrow, eventually we have to face the pain and
bring it to God, if we want Him to heal it.
When we invite God to touch any area of our life
that still needs healing, it is an awesome thing to
see (or sense or hear) Him come in, identify the
area, bring truth to it and the freedom we need.
Many people share similar feelings of shame, guilt,
anger, depression and loss whether their hurt was
due to rejection, abuse, miscarriage, abortion,
divorce or other major trauma. Often we are only
partially healed from hurts and carry pain alone for
years, not finding a safe confidential place to
Whether you are in denial, confusion, condemning
yourself, blaming others or medicating your pain
with food or drugs, there is hope for more healing
for you. It
doesn’t matter whether you are mostly innocent or
mostly guilty, there is healing for you at
Jesus promises to redeem every experience that you
have had, taking the pain out of the memories,
healing thoroughly, leaving you with wisdom and
comfort that you can in turn, pass on to others one
day. He died
so that you can live in restoration rather than
Cor 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads
to salvation and leaves no regret …
How do I know if I need
Are you still trying
to forget the feelings?
Do you still react
when the subject is brought up?
Do you avoid things
that remind you of it?
Are you depressed at
certain times of the year?
Are you still
resentful and unforgiving?
Is your lifestyle
one that could lead to hurt again?
relationships become less healthy?
Are you using food,
alcohol or drugs to cover pain?
Do you often have
Do you feel empty,
angry, guilty or shamed?
Have you stopped
growing emotionally since then?
Do you look at life
as before or after _____ ?
Are you still
keeping it a secret?
Or telling too much?
Are you performing
to prove that you are OK?
Has God felt distant
If you have done all you
know to do and have not gotten the healing and
restoration that you need, you might benefit from
sharing in a confidential healing group or from
If you would like information about healing
please contact Carlotta at Cross Walk Life.
Healing Your Sexuality
have a heart to pray
for people who have been traumatized sexually?
There is such a great need to provide healing
for the effects of sexual trauma like incest,
abuse, fornication, adultery, abortion and
sexual addictions. Its not enough to say, "The
church steeple is up; people know where to go to
find forgiveness." We need assistant leaders who
can identify with people who have been
struggling alone but need supportive healing
Would you like to be trained to pray for people
through the use of healing groups?
LifeShapers is going to provide training to
teach people how to care for the wounded in safe
HEALING GROUPS. People will be sharing and
praying with other people who have similar
issues and understand the torment they feel.
They feel hopeless because their identity today
is damaged because of someone's sexual sin
wants to give gifts of restoration where the joy
of sex was lost due to violations of covenant
God wants us to give gifts of healing to those
who were "imprinted" with traumatic
understandings of sexuality because their first
sexual experience was incest, molestation or a
violent rape. Many women have never told anyone,
but they want to be released from the shame and
fear that has isolated them for years.
God wants us to give gifts of deliverance to
people who are tormented by impulses to escape
with sexual addictions. When we confess to one
another, take responsibility and become
accountable to others, we gain freedom from
bondages that interfere with the deep
satisfaction that only real intimate
relationships can provide.
God wants us to give gifts of forgiveness and to
those who have hidden guilt from sexual sin or
unspeakable regrets from abortion. Many are
tormented by memories, dreams, reactions,
depression, flashbacks or depression. He wants
to cleanse the past, replacing the guilt and
shame with honor and His gift of righteousness.
God wants to heal relationships where the woman
has traded sex for "being taken care of." Men
need healing of resentment because "she sold
herself to me" and women need forgiveness and
hope that when they confess, that God will bless
with a covenant relationship of true love and
we are wounded by relationships, we will also be
healed in relationships.
God wants us to demonstrate faith that will give
others hope that their slate can be wiped clean,
thoughts can be untwisted, defilement can be
cleansed and marriage beds can infused with holy
passion and purity. He want to visit homes and
give each one a new identity of wholeness, as
God makes the "weak places strong."
areas where God heals us, become testimonies of
the supernatural power of God
to bring hope and healing. God will take
the shame and impart an ability to comfort
others as He comforted us. I believe that the
enemy attacks us in the very area that he knows
we will be called to minister.
What we give God, He will take. What He takes,
He will cleanse. What He cleanses, He will use.
NOW GOD IS HEALING OTHERS THROUGH ME!
I had the excellent
opportunity to enroll in a two semester class on
Restoration Prayer Ministry. Initially, I
thought it was a good idea because of my
involvement as a volunteer at a juvenile
As I took the class it became more and more
clear that I wasn't there for the knowledge I
would gain for use at the correctional facility
but for what I would learn about myself. Over
and over again I was struck by the simplicity of
concepts that could radically change my life. In
July, I was able to go through the Ministry
process for myself. While I had already
experienced some transformation, I was excited
for the possibility of a renewed relationship
with my father from whom I'd been estranged for
nearly 10 years. Long story short; ten years
ago, I had confronted him with the immediate
family present, about his sexual abuse of me as
a child and he couldn't handle it.
Then, I had the chance this month to assist in
the healing process of another individual. As we
went through, I essentially got a refresher
course in my personal situation. I found myself
excited all over again, because I was planning a
trip "back home" and knew I was finally going to
see the fruit of my labor.
Well, here I am, back home where I grew up and
it is better than I ever expected. First, my
father was at the airport to greet me upon
arrival. Then, he spent the entire afternoon
visiting with me at my sister's. Then, he called
me to ask me to dinner so we could talk one on
one. At dinner, he eventually brought up our
"issue" and it was immediately clear to me that
he didn't remember things the way I did and yet
I was totally able to accept him where he was
without any need to "set him straight". I am
finally and truly past the hurt! How awesome is
We talked for
two hours at dinner and three more hours after
that about anything and everything. In the end
he told me he was glad that we'd gotten
together. He felt like he understood me better
and he knows that I do love him. Praise be to
God, it is only because of His love for me that
we could come to this point.
I thank God for all that he has done for me
through Carlotta and I look forward to being
able to share the same wonderful blessings with