Unfortunately, those of us who know trauma know fear all too well. This is a spirit that wants to hang onto us, robbing our joy and preventing us from fulfilling the destiny that God has called us to. I also believe that it's what leads us into the world of the occult. There we can use divination tools to do what we think will tell us about the future. However, it's only God that truly knows the future and fear makes us our own gods. Do you really think that as mini gods we are powerful and all knowing? No, there's no way...
With COVID-19 out there it brings fear to a whole new level. It can lead us who definitely know Jesus as our Savior into a whole new type of panic simply because once you've faced trauma your brain becomes sick. Fortunately, it doesn't have to stay that way. There is healing in the blood, which you can call down upon your life. By no means am I saying that all fear will be gone immediately. This is something we have to work on and pay special attention to. It's something that takes time since God will only give us what He knows we can handle.
Handling things isn't always easy for us as trauma victims either since most of also don't feel like we can truly trust anyone. This doesn't have to be the case though. God will show you that you can trust Him. Of course, it'll take time but it'll happen.
I know that I've been turning on the news too much lately, filling my mind with things that are overwhelming - too much for me to handle. Thankfully, I'm not called to handle these things (and neither are you). I'm called to trust and not be afraid (and so are you).
Things may be harder during these times for those of us with PTSD BUT Jesus conquers all. I truly believe this and know that I need to turn off the TV and let Him do His work. As Christians we're His ambassadors to the world. We can't depend on the church, we need to learn to depend on and fearlessly trust in Him. This means spending more time with Him but not just running our mouths and reading the Bible. When is the last time you sat in His presence with some instrumental worship music playing and simply let Him speak to you? Although there's a fancy name for this ("soaking") it really is that simple. I challenge you to make sure that your relationship with your Father is well balanced - not all talk from you but that you're also learning to sit in silence and listen to His voice. Give it a try this week and let me know how you do!
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