That’s Not Trauma!
Something I often hear is, “I never experienced trauma.”
I want to gently disagree with you. Humor me.
What if a hidden area of trauma holds you back from stepping into your destiny and causes you both physical pain and mental anguish?
What if you invited the Lord Jesus to be your Guide through the darkness and unmapped territory and then relinquished control to Him?
What if you actively look to Jesus as your Protector from anything that might suddenly appear and try to hurt you?
What if you allow Jesus to recalibrate the lens you look through to define trauma?
Jesus is the Healer who draws close to tenderly bind your wounds. But He cannot bandage any hidden injury.
Jesus is the Repairer of the breach – the area where walls are torn down during trauma. He is the Restorer of paths, bringing safety so you may lie down in green pastures.
If you experienced unresolved pain that made you feel helpless, unsafe, isolated, and out of control, then its size doesn’t matter.
If that event was ongoing – like being put to bed in darkness when you were afraid of the dark – that was a form of trauma that currently impacts your ability to cope with things – like hearing a strange noise when you are alone in the dark.
Despite having experienced trauma over which you had no control, I have good news for you. Today, in Jesus, you can find safety and a quiet harbor to rest in peace – even though the storm is raging around you.
My heart’s desire is for you to take courage and open your heart to our Beloved Saviour. He knows your secret wounds and traumas. He waits for you to give Him permission to heal them. He understands your grief and longs to comfort your broken heart. But He is a Gentleman. He waits for you to open the door and invite Him into that hidden chamber of your heart.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV