Healing the Emotions

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,” (Luke 4:18)

Oppression relates to feeling burdened by emotions such as anxiety and fear. Oppression can also take the form of depression or exaggerated fears. God extends healing to the soul, body and spirit. God is concerned with our emotional state and he wants us to be free of worry and torment. In Luke, Jesus quotes from Isaiah’s writing in the Old Testament. The writings also makes reference to binding up the broken hearted. (Isaiah 61:1)

Difficulties from our past can leave us feeling broken hearted and crushed. Emotional, physical and other forms of abuse leaves scars that cannot he seen by the physical eyes. But people shield the pain through insecurities and other excesses. Knowing who we are in Christ brings freedom and the understanding that our past does not define us. It provides information about where we are coming from but it does not determine our outcome.

A painful past surrendered to God can he used for his glory. We confess our fears and worries to him and allow him to heal our wounds. At times it is necessary to talk to someone about how we have been hurt. A trained counsellor for example, can offer guidance and help us to resolve issues from our past.

“to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3)


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.

Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.

I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.

I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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August 31, 2020

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