Healing from the Roots
Core Beliefs are the very heart of how we see ourselves, other people, the world, and the future. Core Beliefs are shaped over time through life experiences. Two people can experience the same thing and yet have very different understandings of what happened.
Certain behaviors from our parents, major life changes, and past traumas can affect our beliefs. Since we live in a fallen world, bad things happen. People hurt people. Parents get mad. Marriages end. Kids are mean. Through these bad experiences and past traumas we can develop negative core beliefs.
One way to better understand core beliefs is by imagining a tree. A tree is composed of many parts. The roots of a tree have two main functions 1. Collect nutrients and water and 2. Anchor the tree. These are our core beliefs. If the roots of the tree are sick, the rest of the tree cannot receive the proper nutrients, and the tree cannot be firmly anchored into the ground. Creating a sick tree with bad fruit.
The good news is that there is always hope for healing.
Hezekiah was the only faithful king in over a 100-year period of Judah’s history. At one point in time Hezekiah became ill to the point of death. Hezekiah cried out to the Lord, and because of his faith and prayer God healed him.
Faith and prayer, if they are sincere, can change any situation. Healing is neither quick or easy, but it is possible if we start at the roots.