Self-harm can take many different forms including cutting, burning and other means of hurting one’s own body as a way to deal with emotional pain, anger, or frustration. Some describe feeling numb and harming themselves to at least feel something. For some the physical pain induced by self-injury functions as a brief release of emotional pain or other emotional energy. For others, the physical pain is a distraction from emotional pain they are feeling. Some use self-harm as a means of punishing themselves for a perceived fault; for others, the harm is related to feeling a sense of control over one’s body, emotions, or life circumstances.
You need to know that God loves you and does not want you to harm yourself. He hurts when you are in pain and definitely does not want you to hurt yourself. We know how hard life can be, and how things can look beyond hope, but the idea that this will make it better is simply a lie from Satan. The beautiful thing about Jesus is that He is much kinder and more forgiving towards us than we are to ourselves.
We recognize this issue has many layers to it and it is not easy. Many that have struggled with it have found hope and the strength to change in this.
Take some time to go through this resource at Bible.com and then let’s chat.