Do you worry, are you nervous, or do you quarrel? If so, then you need healing for past and present peace issues. In fact, the negative issues listed below create offenses in our hearts, which prevent us from feeling peace and loving others well.
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Read through the list below. If any of the negative issues, unhealthy beliefs, or behaviors on this list evokes a negative emotion, go back to 5–Finding Painful Memories and Healing Issues to identify the related painful memories. Then, pray the prayer example on page 5 for each issue. Next, loose/put off the oppressive energies and spirits attached to each painful memory. It is helpful to keep a prayer journal to track your healing.
Tension: mental or nervous strain
Fear of something bad happening:
Dread: to fear greatly; be in extreme apprehension
Nervousness: emotional tension; agitation
Anxiety: distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune
Worry: to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; fret
Anger: a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath
Strife: conflicts, contetions, competition, and quarreling
Loose UNHEALTHY BELIEFS AND LIES—bind in the opposite truth
Something bad will happen. (Bind in – God causes all things to work together for my good.)
The future will be like the past. There is no peace for me. I don’t deserve peace.
Why even try to get peace? It is useless to try.
I lost any chance for peace when I lost _____. I caused ____ to lose peace.
I am afraid I will never have peace. If I have peace, bad things will take it away.
If I can just get more ____ I will have peace. My lack of peace is due to my lack of ____.
Other people have taken my peace from me. If only others would leave me alone, I would have peace. They don’t deserve peace.
Pray and bind/put on all the following attributes and truths to your mind and heart:
Serene: calm, or tranquil
Calm: undisturbed; unruffled
Confident: assurance; being or feeling certain
Friendly: like a friend; kind; helpful
Wise: full of the knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action
Insightful: the ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things.
TRUTH AND TRANSFORMATION STATEMENTS
The peace of Christ rules in my heart, and I am thankful. Col. 3:15
I pursue peace and do what is good. Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 3:11
I can be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for others. Titus 3:2
When I make peace, I will be blessed and be called a child of God. Matt. 5:9
The peace that comes from God is beyond understanding when I give my troubles to Him and thank Him. Phil. 4:6
God fills me with all joy and peace as I believe and trust Him, and I will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Rom. 15:13
I will have great peace and will not stumble when I love God’s Word. Ps. 119:165
I can be at peace with others. Mk. 9:50; Rom. 12:18; Heb. 12:14
Peace comes when I trust Jesus, and I will not let my heart be troubled or anxious. John 14:27; John 16:33; Phil. 4:6, 7; Is. 26:3