Establish a strong foundation.
Post-traumatic stress can come from anywhere. It is most frequently associated with the military and war situations, but in truth it can come from a car accident, an experience during the length of an illness, witnessing an accident, basically any time your peace is compromised your body could interpret it as a trauma. There are varying degrees of course and some of us have more tools in our pocket than others, nevertheless typically when your peace is compromised, so is your trust. It could be your trust in yourself and the decisions you make. It could be your trust in another person or a group of people. It could be your trust in God or in authority. As a result, in many situations forgiveness is critical to helping you rebuild trust and restore peace in your life. Forgiveness though does not come easy. In theory it seems like it could and sometimes you even feel like you may have exercised forgiveness, but you might not have completely let go.
Today, I want to turn you to the Divine Mercy for healing PTSD. It is where I began my journey to heal PTSD in our home and where I have found comfort nearly every day since 2016. You can read more about the journey here.
God is a God of mercy and forgiveness. He is a God of peace and comfort. He is the great restorer of trust and strength. Staying grounded in Him may not always produce the results that we want, but He will lead us to a better life.
What is a situation that you maybe have not let go of? Don’t dismiss that thought that just came to mind. Write it down. Then ask God to show you what you need to know:
Discuss a time when you broke someone’s trust or they broke yours? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Then pray: “Heavenly Father, we know that you have already forgiven this time when a trust was broken. Today, I want to give this moment to you to restore peace and trust in my life and the life/lives of those involved. Thank you Lord, Amen!”
Ya’ll have a beautiful day!
All My Love,
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To read 2021 Prayer Journey to Heal PTSD - Day 28 click here.