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HOPE FOR THE SELF-INJURER

Do you or someone you know suffer from self-injury? There is hope for you.

Wretched Radio | Air Date: September 05, 2022

Segment 1

Self-Harm can feel like a total mystery. The person committing self-harm knows cutting isn’t right.

Mark Shaw talks about self-injurious behavior.

The Bible speaks to this behavior starting with perfection.

When perfection is not attained, they fall short of the standard of themselves.

This is when a self-injurer will begin to behave lie a priest.

A cutter, will take a sharp instrument and use it to draw blood, like a priest offering a sacrifice.

Hebrews 10:4 tells us it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to forgive sins.

Segment 2

Do you know someone afflicted with self-injurious behavior?

Mark Shaw shows how the self-injurer is acting as a priest. But, Jesus did that for you.

Instead of letting the world define self-injury, we must let the Bible inform us.

The world makes these issues clinical. The Bible, however, defines issues differently.

The self-harmer is suffering from a worship disorder.

Our lives are a worship service.

When you’re tempted, will you worship self or are you going to worship the Lord?

Segment 3

Mark Shaw uses biblical language and gives clarity on an issue that causes much confusion.

1. Self-injurers are experiencing normal human emotions. It’s normal to lament.

2. Some self-injurers are true sufferers trying to find meaning.

3. Self-harm is a sin.

Segment 4

4. The self-injurer uses self-harm as a tool.

5. The self-injurer is crying out for attention.

6. The self-injurer believes their problems are external and the solutions are internal but the opposite is really true.

7. The self-injurer is self-loathing but with incorrect motivations.

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