Do you have problems with suspicion, jealousy, betrayal, and defensiveness? Have you let people down by not keeping your promises or has someone not honored their commitment to you? If yes, you need healing for past and present trust and faithfulness issues. In fact, the negative issues listed below create offenses in your heart, that impairs your ability to be faithful and love others well.
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Ask God to remove pride and deceptive spirits that would keep you from humbling yourself and hearing from Him. Also, repent of your sins so your prayers are not blocked. All your prayers are to include “In Jesus’ name” because John 14:14 says, “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.”
For each negative behavior described below, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the following things: (Write in your journal what He shows you. Be patient, you may have to wait until a picture comes to your mind.)
- Related painful memory
- past or present
- your sin or another person’s unloving behavior
- Unhealthy beliefs.
- Word curses or vows.
- Your sinful reactions to the painful event that upset someone.
- Family history.
- Related painful memory
Recall the earliest or strongest memory of a time when you felt the same emotion(s) for each of the negative behaviors in the fruit focuses. It may be a memory of a general time-period (i.e. birth, toddler, elementary, teens, etc.) or situation (i.e. death, sickness, divorce, etc.) in your life instead of one specific incident or actual event. Identify what is important about the time-period or ongoing situation. List all the beliefs and any new feelings associated with that memory.
If you are angry at God for what happened, confess it and ask Him to take your angry emotions and resentment from you. I was mad at God and He still loved me, and He still loves you.
Distrust: doubt; suspicion; to have no trust, faith, or confidence in
Betrayal: failure to meet the hopes of; to deceive; lead astray; victimize (to cheat; to suffer loss)
Defensiveness: guard against attack; an argument to justify or vindicate for self-protection
Dread: to fear greatly; be in extreme apprehension of
Suspicious: believing something is wrong or harmful with little or no supporting evidence; suspecting
Deceit: lying; present as true what is false.
Defiance: bold resistance to authority or opposition; to challenge
Loose UNHEALTHY BELIEFS AND LIES and bind in the opposite
I cannot trust; no one can be trusted (Bind in – I can trust God only and leave others in His hands.)
Pray the example prescribed prayer below for each issue the Holy Spirit reveals. As you pray, breathe deeply to releases emotional stress and to remain focused on the Holy Spirit’s flow . This prayer is not a formula but a guide. Fill in the blanks with the specific facts the Holy Spirit shows you. Writing out this prayer model helps you focus on the Holy Spirit flow, which will reveal other false/unhealthy beliefs or memories for the issue being healed.
If the issue you are dealing with is an offense from another person’s sin or weakness then pray from your heart: Dear Lord, I forgive _(person’s name)_ for _(offense)_. Loose/put off the resentment and the power it has over me, in Jesus’ name. Forgive me. Lord, for _(sinful response to issue)_ and remove my guilt, in Jesus’ name.
Lord, thank You for helping me by Your grace and power to overcome the negative heart issue of ___. By the authority of Jesus Christ, loose and remove all oppressive spirits and negative emotions attached to the memory of ____, in Jesus’ name. By Your power and authority, I loose every related wrong thinking and unhealthy belief(s) of ____, in Jesus’ name. I put on/bind to my mind, heart, and soul the following truths:____.
Lord, I am thankful for how You _(protected, rescued, helped, provided for, guided, or comforted)_ me in this painful time in my life. Replace this painful memory with the vision of You loving me. (Take a moment and see God shielding you and holding you in your memory.)
Lord, loose and remove DNA markers for generational sins, curses, or dysfunctions related to the issue of ___. Break exposed soul ties, word curses, and vows of ___. And, destroy all evil spirit attachments to _(negative issue)_. In Jesus’ name. Amen
After you have prayed the prayer model, think about the issue again, and rate your discomfort from 0 to 10. If there isn’t an improvement, then ask the Holy Spirit to show you other facets of the issue that also needs healing. Wait for a word, thought, feeling, or vision. List all the beliefs and any additional feelings associated with that memory.
Pray and bind/put on all the following attributes and truths to your mind and heart: TRUST AND FAITHFULNESS IS…
Trust: to believe in the honesty, integrity, justice, etc. of; having confidence in; rely on (especially in God).
Honest: does not lie; cheat; or steal; truthful
Loyal: faithful adherence to a person, government, cause, duty, etc.
Reliable: able to be trusted; predictable or dependable
Fidelity: faithful devotion to duty or one’s obligations or vows; loyalty
Faithful: worthy of trust; dependable; full of faith
Dependable: trustworthy; reliable
Submissive: yield to the actions, control, power, etc. docile
It is safe to trust God and do what is good, and He will direct me. Ps. 37:3-5
I can trust God’s faithfulness to be a shield around me as I put my trust in Him, and I will not be afraid. Ps. 91:4; 56:4,11
Trust believes God does good things, and I don’t need to be troubled, for He is my salvation. John 14:1; Isa. 25:9
I can be trusted, and I am faithful with what God has given me. Lk. 16:10
I can trust and believe my life has a purpose, and God has a plan for my life, which gives me hope. Jer. 29:11-14
As I trust in God, He is my refuge, and His unfailing love and favor surround me. Ps. 32:10; 7:1; 5:12
When I trust and believe in Jesus, I will not be disappointed. Rom. 9:33; I Peter 2:6b
I will not put my hope in the uncertainty of riches but in God, who richly supplies me with all things to enjoy. I Tim. 6:17; Phil 4:19
I am blessed when I trust and hope in the Lord, and I make Him my confidence. Jer. 17:7
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