His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

Healing my Wounds


wounded heart

This morning while praying, it became clear and obvious to me that I too am a wounded Christian. Why else would I sometimes be angry at certain churches and their behavior? My anger has it roots somewhere, and it must be in past wounds.

This morning I was wondering how the Holy Spirit within me feels about all this. Also, how can I let go of my anger?

I suspect God may also get angry at certain church behavior. But God’s anger does not affect His love. Like any good parent, no matter how bad the behavior, God still loves His children. That sense of God’s love for churches that cause me anger actually helps me begin to let go of the anger and take hold of the love. With the Spirit of God within me, He can love through me. I now know that I can feel sincere love for those who had hurt and angered me. For me, it may just take a little more time, to let go of my anger, and take hold of God’s love.

Are you a wounded Christian, carrying scars inflicted by churches or other Christians? Please consider joining the Facebook Group, For Wounded Christians – A Place for Healing, where you can share your feelings, your stories, your healing.

May God bless us all with His overflowing love, which washes away all bad feelings.


Author: CJ Penn

First, my writing isn't about me. Don’t want the attention, don’t want to feed my ravenous ego (yep, I’m just a typical pride-plagued human). But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some writing before heading off to work. I write because I’m passionate about God, Jesus, His Spirit, and His truth. And, I feel the Holy Spirit gets shortchanged in the world we call Christianity. The truth is sometimes lacking too.

6 thoughts on “Healing my Wounds

  1. your wrote from the heart when you wrote:
    ‘it may just take a little more time, to let go of my anger, and take hold of God’s love’

    a child burns his hand on a hot stove, he stays away from the stove for a while, maybe a good while, but as he grows he knows he must use the stove to eat, he comes back with a knowledge and respect for the good and the bad of past experiences-stove-church-dogma-theology over Spirit-

    I once took a position ‘don’t truth me and I won’t truth you’, but if one continues to seek the truth, that Truth will set you/me/us free.

    ‘it may just take a little more time, to let go of my anger, and take hold of God’s love’

    thanks for you time to share your journey

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  2. Just had this discussion with friends the other night. How we were blaming our different church childhood teachings. How we to this day, blame the churches we’ve attended for causing our shame or anger. But God IS love. I’m not at the church to praise the church, I’m there to be close to God and fellowship with others who Love God. So, enjoy the teachings that show us God’s love, the fellowships that bring light to our lives. Your blog was so significant to me. Thank you.

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    • Thank you so much for your comments. Maybe direct your friends to the “For Wounded Christians – a Place for Healing” Facebook group. I’m hopeful that group will actually help some wounded Christians.


  3. But God’s anger does not affect His love – wow! Yes. I seen this in His making a way for captives in exile. Thank you! Keep up the inner healing work. You are full of power, love, and soundness of mind :)

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