Many of us do not realize it but we have what is called defense mechanism that is preventing our emotional wounds from ever healing.The Holy Spirit is eager and ready to heal us,but when we do not somehow receive it,there is a reason or something that is blocking or hindering that healing from manifesting and that reason is a defense mechanism that is in place, protecting the wound from further harm, and the same time serving as a wall or blockage which prevents or hinders the light of Christ from penetrating and healing the wound.
Master Prophet E. Bernard Jordan believes that defense mechanism are rooted in our human flesh which is not inclined to trust the Lord. and that is why a defense mechanism can cause a person to find it difficult to trust the Lord, they would rather act upon their fears or unforgiveness to protect them, rather than to lay their burdens and concerns before Jesus feet. And trust the Lord to take care of them. And in the reality defense mechanism are fleshly ways of dealing with and handling things that the Lord has told us to trust the Lord with.
The defense mechanism are generally prone to blame our self, others or even God for what has happened. Blaming our self opens up to bondages of self hate, self resentment, self unforgiveness. And regardless of who our defense mechanism is blaming, it is enforcing a wall is blocking our healing.
“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)