What’s the secret to emotional health?

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What is the secret to emotional health? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Some might suggest it’s healthier self-esteem, a better body or more money. However, none of these bring a permanent solution.

Ive counseled a lot of people over the years. Its been a tremendous journey of healing and hope. Its also been a process of discovery. All of my education and degrees did not fully prepare me for the horrors people had suffered. I counseled people who suffered from child sexual abuse, human trafficking, physical abuse, abandonment, divorce, alcoholism, drug addictions, spousal abuse, suicide, cancer and even murder.

Ill never forget the day a man entered my office for counseling. Id only seen him for a few sessions before he showed up in my office with a small brown paper bag. It was not unusual for clients to bring me a gift, cookies or a book. But this day was different. I innocently asked him what he had in the brown paper bag. He calmly pulled out a large revolver and said, “It’s a 357 Magnum. Ive loaded it with hollow point bullets.” Then he pointed it at my face. Nobody had prepared me for this. I had never hurt this man; in fact, I was trying to help him. But I discovered a principle that would shape my teachings and counseling for the rest of my life: this man had a heart full of pain, and it had turned to anger.

King David understood this principle. He asked God, “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalms 51:10, NIV)

Jesus later revealed this truth: “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.” (Matthew 15:18, NKJV)

Have you ever been surprised by someone’s heart issues? 

  • Have you ever been motivated by your own heart issues? 
  • May I encourage you to work on the condition of your heart? 
  • Could you spend time daily forgiving and being forgiven? 
  • Could you make sure you “do not let the sun go down while you are still angry”? (see Ephesians 4:26, NIV) 
  • May I encourage you to seek healing for your past?

Because you are a miracle. 

P.S. The story with the gun ended well, but it’s too long to share with you right now. In a few weeks, I’ll share the rest of this story.

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11 Comments

  1. Serpi elisaveta on 05/08/2020 at 11:41 AM

    Slava lui Dumnezeu!

    • Jessica Jordan on 05/08/2020 at 6:43 PM

      Thank You Paul for all of your words of encouragement, they really hit home with my family and I. Thank you again.

      • Hortensia Guillen on 06/08/2020 at 8:11 AM

        Thank you Paul for sharing that was quite a story glad it ended well, God bless you✨
        Thank you Jesus for Paul for sharing
        Your Word with us always protect him from evil thank you Jesus ?it is good to be back✨for a while the messages stopped and had to get a new email don’t know what happened.
        Thank you Jesus♥️?



  2. Tabitha on 05/08/2020 at 11:55 AM

    Can’t wait for the complete story, and thanks for today’s miracle everyday.

  3. Fidèle BORA UZIMA BABUNGA on 05/08/2020 at 12:25 PM

    Amen,!!
    Thank you so much
    Jesus Christ my seviour for your Grace,
    And for this good news and counseling gaming from you
    So I say amen.!

  4. Erika on 05/08/2020 at 12:52 PM

    Amen!! I love listen to you everyday!! Thank you and God bless you . Jesus is awesome and faithful

  5. Mike on 05/08/2020 at 2:34 PM

    You are blessing me and many others.
    Thank you for your faithfulness to God and His call to serve. Keep up the great work!

  6. Kimberly Ann Wright on 05/08/2020 at 3:42 PM

    AMEN!

  7. Jamie Gouge on 05/08/2020 at 4:15 PM

    Thank you ? Thank God ?

  8. Teresita Mallari on 05/08/2020 at 6:01 PM

    Amen. Can’t wait for the story to be finish. God bless you always.

    • Maureen on 05/08/2020 at 10:48 PM

      Paul, you are a miracle. Thanks for being God’s angel.

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