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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Frnka

30 Days of Prayer for PTSD - Day 25

“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes” Psalm 118:22-23.

Rejection breaks our heart, especially when someone we think highly of or look towards as a mentor twists our words, or finds something within us to pick apart, or in one way or another turns against us. Jesus himself experienced this pain, but he also knows that we have the capacity to rise above rejection and build a different life. He speaks truth and offers guidance. By listening to Him and immersing ourselves in His word, we can discover our incredible strength and beauty. He can reveal aspects of ourselves we never knew existed. Allow Him to speak words of peace, trust, strength, and discipline into your life. And, know that it is okay to not always be okay.

In 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery, Babette Rothschild, discusses the importance of breaking down the size of the steps required in the treatment process based on the needs of the individual. She discusses further how “building on small accomplishments not only moves you steadily toward healing, it also develops confidence and self-esteem” (Rothschild 103).


When you live with PTSD, there are really great days, and there are also really difficult days, and that's okay. Establishing a steady routine will allow you to heal at your own pace while taking the steps that are comfortable for you. Consider waking up and going to bed at the same time each day. Then set up your day to include a consistent workout and meal times. If you have a family make sure to schedule time for them each day too. Keep a consistently protected time for yourself, even if it's just the first and last 30 minutes of each day. You can journal, color, draw, paint, crochet, cross-stitch, turn pens, do woodworking, or do anything else that inspires you. Protecting your routine will promote more peace, trust, strength and discipline in all areas of your life.


Heavenly Father, thank you for reminding us that we are okay even on the hard days. Thank you for helping us to see that taking small steps toward healing are okay. Help us to set a routine that helps us to grow in confidence and build on our current success. Thank you for teaching us how to protect our time, our talents, and our relationship with You and others. Amen.


Y’all have a beautiful day!


All My Love,


Jen


Sources used in the article:

Rothschild, Babette. 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing. W.W. Norton & Co., 2012.



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