Trauma is an emotional response to a deeply disturbing or distressing event.
The wounds you can’t see can hurt as much as the ones you can see.
✓ Need to cool down.
✓ Need to be placed with care.
✓ Need to be used for good.
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NASB1995
We can’t control everything in life but we can control our response.
“His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said. But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.” Genesis 50:18-21 NIV
1. Face your feelings.
“My heart is breaking as I remember how it used to be: I walked among the crowds of worshipers, leading a great procession to the house of God, singing for joy and giving thanks amid the sound of a great celebration! Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!” Psalms 42:4-5 NLT
2. Lean on your loved ones.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 NIV
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV
3. Prioritize self-care.
“But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Luke 5:16 NIV
“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: But in the multitude of counselors they are
established.” Proverbs 15:22 KJV
4. Fix the little things.
“Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.” Song of Songs 2:15 NIV
“Dead flies in perfume make it stink, And a little foolishness decomposes much wisdom.” Ecclesiastes 10:1 MSG
5. Be patient.
“If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” Romans 12:18 NASB1995
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 NIV