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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Frnka

30 Days of Prayer for PTSD - Day 28

Post-traumatic stress disorder is definitely not a fun topic to talk about, write about or really do much of anything about. At times it can be frustrating, feel debilitating, and even cause poor decision making, but learning to live a fruitful life despite the emotions and feelings that it can sometimes bring is what causes it to be a blessing.


In our family we have learned to see PTSD as: peace.trust.strength.discipline.


It’s a mantra that I developed for us as we were learning how to be a family again and reroute what felt like a chaotic relationship to a peaceful, trusting, stronger and more disciplined one after my husband’s diagnosis. It’s a mantra that helps me to stay calm, calm down, or otherwise reroute negative thoughts when they occur.


I wear it on a medal at the end of a chain around my neck. The lettering is raised, so sometimes I will rub my finger around it to remind me of my focus.


Peace.Trust.Strength.Discipline


Four small words that can carry an enormous impact. Much like we can in our daily lives. Though we live in a small community or we are small in comparison to a large group, the work that we do and the daily action that we take not only serves to improve our lives, but naturally flows over to improve the lives of those around us.


Heavenly Father, thank you so much for raised lettering and the blessings that you have brought into our lives despite the pain. Thank you especially for helping us to find more peace, trust, strength, and discipline in our lives. We stand united in prayer with all families where PTSD is present to bring an end to the chaos and live a fulfilling life with You. Amen.


For a moment today, think about an area in your life that could use a little rework. Think about an area that could use a little raised lettering reminder or refocus. Then develop your own mantra with just a few simple words and watch how a debilitating and frustrating situation can turn into a blessing.


Y’all have a beautiful one!


All My Love,


Jen


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To view 30 Days of Prayer for PTSD - Day 27 click here.



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