“Mike (from Tenth Avenue North) was given this razor by a fan that has been freed from cutting. 571 was the # of times she had listened to “You Are More” since she’d stopped cutting 5 weeks ago.”
bonificahdingfromherparents asked: As someone who has self harmed for 3 years, I believe that self harm is a sin. Just my opinion. xx
Anonymous asked: So I read your paragraphs on cutting and my question is, is it really a sin? And do you honestly think that it is demonic?
Cutting we believe to be a demonic bondage. In Mark 5:5 there was a man who would cut himself with stones in Mark 5:8 Jesus cast out a legion of demonic spirits out of him and he was healed. Yes, we can accept that some problems are physically or psychologically based, but we also believe in demonic bondages as well.
For whether it’s a sin or not… I don’t know the mind of God but I do know that God is our shelter and our strength in every season. If you are dealing with self-harm I encourage you to open up your bible and read the book Psalms. This book is filled with songs/poetry of people crying out to God in times they feel they can’t go on anymore. It’s awesome stuff and helps me to push on through. God’s always there for you, He is never far. Call out to Him.
Cutting can make you feel better for a little bit but ultimately your harming yourself God your Father is surely looking down on you with love and compassion and feeling hurt that you would cause yourself this pain. I encourage you to talk to God, talk to him about what’s going on inside of you, ask for His help, wait for His answer, and trust Him to pull you through.
Psalm 7 which says: “O Lord my God, I take refuge in You; save and deliver me from all who persue me.” Psalm 18 says “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock in whom I take refuge.” (v2)
Also, when we accept Christ into our life, the bible says that we have a new life in him. It means that the old life we had is long gone in the past and is not existant anymore (2 corinthians 5:17). This includes what people believe to be”physiological”. That’s why Jesus says, “take heart in me for i have overcome the world. john 16:33” Jesus has overcome it all, and in the end for His glory and fame to be seen in each person.
The reason that people don’t see themselves set completely free from these things are because they don’t surrender it all to Christ. It can also be because they don’t have enough faith that when Jesus dies, He did everything that needed to be done for them. It can even be due to listening the the voice of the accusers instead of God’s voice.
The truth is, God can and wants to set everyone free from self harm or whatever it may be that you’re going through in life. But He also wants you to have 110% unceasing faith in Him with no scent of any disbelief. he also wants you to desire to live a life of sacrifice and surrender to his will and his word.
so case and point. yes, i believe that self harm is a sin because the bible clearly states that when Jesus died on that cross, it was also for liberation from things like these. God wishes *no harm* for his people.
be blessed cool kid.
Anonymous asked: Hey awesome lovers of God! ^_^ So this has been bugging me for a while- should i tell my boyfriend of 2 years that i used to self harm? (Which Jesus literally freed me from heck yeah :D!) Anywho I'm so scared of how he'll react... he classifies it as "emo" and i don't think he'd understand :/ We both love God so much and i really believe He brought us together ^.^ <3 I just want to know when i can tell him because it eats me alive without him knowing :C Please pray God helps me with this ^^
That’s so rad that God freed you from self harm!!! ;o
Before you talk to your boyfriend, talk to God. Ask God for help say a prayer like this:
“God, I want to talk to my boyfriend about self-harm and about how you freed me from it. I want him to know how you’ve worked in life. God, I just really want him to understand, but I’m scarred. scarred of how he’ll react when I tell him. So, God, please help me.
Please, help me not to afraid to speak with him about it, give me the right words to say and please help him to be understanding & compassionate when I tell him. Let your glory shine through my testimony. God, please make it easy for me to say and if it’s possible let him initiate the converstaion. Thank you God! Amen.”
You can say that prayer or a similar prayer, Just what ever is in your heart, let God know and after that just trust in God and let him work!
I’m personally praying for you!! c:
I know everything is going to go right. <3
Anonymous asked: I need some help. I am a christian, and recently my walk hasn't been as full on as it normally is. I havent been to church for a while (due to having small kids and there is no creche so i dont get to learn anything even when i'm there) anway, i have been self harm, mainly burning. and well i was talk to a friend and it got me thinking the more i indulge in this the more it brings me into sin, what do i do, i'm not sure i am ready to stop harming myself. what do i do?
Find a church with creche. It’s better to do that than to come to church only to not be built up because you have to concentrate on your children.
As far as self-harm, there is power in a made up mind. The woman with the issue of blood had made up her mind she was getting healed when she touched Jesus’ garment. In the same way, you have to make up your mind that you’re not going to let things have authority over your life, that you’re going to do whatever it takes. Your children need a strong, Godly parent, who is after the things of God and being a leader to them. They need someone to bring them up in the truth, in love and in loving discipline. If you allow sin to reign in you, you allow it to reign in your kids. Do whatever it takes. Make up your mind that you’re not giving the devil a foothold in your life. Read the word, seek out loving believers who will be there for you and pray for you and encourage you, be in a good church that will teach you things to empower you, pray all the time, go to a Christian counselor if that’s what God leads you to do; make up your mind to do what it takes.