A few weeks ago I accompanied my husband to a hospital visit. Several people from the church were praying for an assistant who suffered a car accident.
This week he awoke from the coma. He’s already moving and talking.
He remembers people, his family, who he is, but incredibly his mind blocked all the memories related to the accident. It’s as if he’s mind created this empty space in his memory in order to protect his soul from suffering. Until when? I do not know. I’m not an expert on this, but I was thinking about how quickly we built our own self-defense.
Sunday morning I was talking with a mother who has problems with his teenage son. She has four children and only one of them doesn’t want to concentrate on his studies, stay indoors, and has a tendency to get involved in problems.
I asked about their father and she said that she raises them by herself. Their father was very violent and during her pregnancy with this child in particular she was beaten several times. She even thought that the baby had died in her womb. Ever since he was born he behaves strangely, like if he was living out of reality. I asked her if he spoke to his father, she replied that he shows signs of hatred toward him because he feels rejected and doesn’t respect him. She never connected the problem with her son to the abuse she suffered during her pregnancy.
I think you already know where I’m getting at. Our feelings can create invisible walls in our mind in a way that we can’t face the real problem. It’s an inner battle against that new person that will be born when you decide to face reality and recognize that a problem exists. Then, you must go against it.
Who will win? The strongest one. The strongest is the one who executes the orders he or she receives from God. (take a look at the book of Joel 2:11)