Are you coping with trauma?

According to the American Psychological Association, trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event. Events like rape, accidents, divorce, rejection by family, and many others, can have immediate reactions such as shock, and denial. Traumatic events can also have longer term reactions such as unpredictable emotions and strained relationships.

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Medicine (Psychology) spends much effort on helping people “cope with trauma.” Let me be the first to inform you that God has no interest in you coping with trauma. He is the source of true healing and that healing is available for you and me. In the Bible, Exodus 15:26, He called Himself Jehovah Rapha, meaning “The Lord who heals.” This name shows God’s aspect as a healer who heals spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.

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I have believed on this verse many times throughout my life, not just for healing from childhood wounds, but also for healing from the adult woman wounds that so many of us experience. So, I’m not sharing something with you because it’s popular (it really isn’t), or because I have nothing else to talk about. I’m sharing this with you to infuse you with the faith to be set free, and to let you know that I have been there and I understand.

Keep you head up, my friend, and look to the Lord who Heals!

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