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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Frnka

Lean Into PTSD - Day 16 of Prayer

In the early 1990s movie called “Encino Man” there is a scene where the main character, a caveman, is introduced to a slushie machine at a convenience store by his friends. He drinks directly from the spout of the machine while saying “wheeze the juice.” It’s unconventional, shocking, messy, and funny all at the same time. Sometimes life can be this way. 


Although when we “wheeze the juice” it can be messy. The mess can be cleaned up or washed away. It doesn’t have to remain. The stain that it leaves is only temporary and it opens room for love to pour into our spirit, which can never be replaced. It allows room for the pure, holy moments to flow into our lives and gentle moments to dance in our soul creating a peaceful rhythm in our day. 


“He heals the broken-hearted and binds up [our] wounds” Psalm 147:3.


Healing is a process. It does not happen overnight. It comes through a series of small healthy decisions. Do we necessarily always need to look at the pain? No, not always. Sometimes we can just put a band-aid on or a little ointment and it will heal on its own.  But there are times when we must take a deeper look at the pain and sit with it in order to process it and gain the strength and the courage to move on.


Much like we try to use tweezers to grab hold of a tiny splinter, glass shard, or other object embedded in our skin, so do we try to live in harmony with one another. Sometimes it is easy, but most of the time it requires us to try over and over again, to forgive one another and move forward in love. Our devotion to God and one another helps us to keep trying. 


We are reminded that we are never alone and that there is always someone to turn to in times of difficulty. EMDR therapy helps us to process our pain and hurt, so that we can eventually reach a point where the pain is no longer overwhelming and we are able to move into a more productive and healing space. Through EMDR therapy, we can gain the strength and courage to keep going, knowing that we are not alone and that we have God's love and support.


If we have never known or felt healing- it’s foreign to us. We don’t know what it feels like, looks like or even what it means. Sometimes we subconsciously do or say things that can sabotage the healing.  We can right the power of God in our lives by making small, pure, holy decisions that honor Him, our lives, and the people around us. Good decisions nourish and feed our souls, making us better people. He “fills us with the Holy Spirit and [helps] us to speak the word of God with boldness” Acts 4:31. By making decisions that are in line with God's will, we not only strengthen our own faith, but also inspire others to trust in the power of the Holy Spirit.


Heavenly Father, thank you for the moments of comic relief and light heartedness. Thank you for helping us to “wheeze the juice” and open our hearts to you. Lord, thank you for giving us the strength to make wise decisions that help us to grow and serve you. Thank you for your constant support and guidance. We praise and glorify you for all that you do. Thank you, Lord, for creating a peaceful rhythm in our day. Thank you for all the gifts that you have given to us. We are forever yours. Amen. 


Thank you so much for joining us in prayer. Ya’ll have a beautiful day!


All My Love,

Jen


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To view Lean Into PTSD - Day 15 of Prayer click here.



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