In some circles, there’s a popular form of ‘inner healing’ which involves mentally going back to the traumatic events in your life and visualising them, but this time seeing Jesus present in them. Personally, I’ve never been 100% sure about this, as I think it could throw up even further confusion. For example, if a person had been abused, it wouldn’t be emotionally healthy
to revisit that experience and ‘see’ Jesus as being present....surely?
My gut feeling, based on my own experience of having been prayed for over the years, is that the most healthy form of inner healing is a type which prompts you to look at the incredibly beauty and glory of Jesus...looking forward and not back. That glimpse has the ability to kickstart emotional healing (I think, anyway!)
However, what do others think? Is there a Biblical precedent for going over old memories? Does anyone have any experience of this?