Emotional Healing


We are surrounded by heartache. We face difficulties, loss, and hardship as we journey through life. This is true for everyone, but no one wants to talk about pain. I’m not talking about physical pain, I’m talking about emotional pain.

Emotional pain is hard to face. It’s the kind of pain that we bury deep down in our gut and try to ignore. It has to do with years of trying to pretend that those deep hurts are gone, yet they are still there. Every time we were lied to, cheated on, abused, neglected, rejected, or humiliated…we endured a level of emotional pain that simply does not go away. As we face loss and death, we endure a level of emotional pain that can be hard to process. Too often we carry this emotional baggage around, never realizing just how much it holds us back. When we become overloaded with difficulties in life, these past emotional pains can rise up inside us, and we don’t know how to handle it.

Why is it so hard to face these emotions? Why do we try to bury it, instead of handing it to God? Shame, pride, or our own fear of vulnerability can cause us to continue holding in emotions instead of seeking our Father God, the One who can help us through it all. As humans, we face a difficult world. Each day is a challenge, and each day we have an opportunity to surrender all of these challenges and emotions to Jesus. Jesus understands all the struggles we face each day. Jesus knows how to help you face these painful emotions we all have buried deep inside.

As you face today, allow Jesus to be your gift from God. God gave us His Son, so that we would be able to have freedom, forgiveness, and peace. This is a gift, freely given to us if we will receive it. Don’t forget, all you have to do is ask Jesus to help you. Talk to God about your difficulties, and allow Jesus to carry you through this process. Slowly, over time, you will be able to surrender each emotional burden, and you will receive a peace that surpasses all understanding.

Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” MATTHEW 11:28-30

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. PHILIPPIANS 4:7

God is with us.

Layla Freeman

© Layla Freeman 2020
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light 
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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. www.lightofhopeinc.org. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, www.laylafreeman.com. She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

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