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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Frnka

30 Days of Prayer for PTSD - Day 8

“For I know the plans that I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11.


God calls us into a life of prosperity, yet sometimes PTSD according to NIMH can cause “difficulty feeling positive emotions such as happiness or satisfaction” which can cause you to pull away from relationships and opportunities that would help you to thrive.


This can cause you to have negative thoughts about yourself and the world around you, which can lead to feelings of guilt and shame which can cause you to lose interest in the activities that you enjoy and eventually lead to social isolation.


Your body can begin to get into a destructive cycle, which can cause you to crawl into spaces where you can numb out. Soon several hours have gone by and you have done little to grow, develop, or otherwise engage with your family.


Learning to refocus your energy and redirect your thoughts is fundamental to healing and thriving once again.


When you are first learning to navigate the world of PTSD it might be helpful to ask yourself “How am I doing today?” It seems like a silly question, but truthfully when you are healing from post-traumatic stress asking that question might be the very thing that could help to save your life.


Heavenly Father, thank you so much for giving us this space to build and thrive in. Where we are lacking in support, Lord, we ask you to supply it in abundance. Where we are caught in a destructive cycle Lord, help us to see. Thank you so much Lord. Have a beautiful day! - Amen.



Ya'll have a beautiful day!


All My Love,


Jen


Sources for this article:


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Post-traumatic stress disorder. National Institute of Mental Health. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd


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