Beating PTSD with the Love of Christ Jesus!
Free from Disorder!!
PTSD this is real! Post-traumatic stress disorder is cause when you, experience events that involve actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violation. According to Mayo Clinic article states, the most common events that lead to PTSD include; combat exposure, childhood abuse, sexual violence, physical assault, threatened with a weapon and accidents. If you notice every one of these events are cause by another person. Please keep that in mind as I unfold my thoughts concerning this disorder.
Trigger points can cause a person to react in a protector mode. To respond without or understanding their feelings of stress. Most people go into defense mode. PTSD can cause a person to become combative; this includes aggressive and physical behaviors, throwing furniture, and mental harm, as well as bring on fears from their pass.
I would like to take this time to encourage you, if you know of someone that has experienced physical and emotional abuse, please be caution they could be experiencing PTSD. Use wisdom when you approach them. It is essential we treat everyone kindly. People are facing so many challenges, abuse, and disappointments in today's society we have no idea what’s their state of mind. Be kind to one another.
Here are a few things that can set off PTSD: yelling, standing to close in their space, calling them out of their name, spewing insults, ridiculing, and making them question their sanity.
Be sensitive of your friends, family, co-worker needs before you address any concerns you may have with them. . Being aware of your friend's needs will help you as well as avoid any new trauma or set off a trigger. I always say ‘Never get into a boxing ring without your gloves because you never know how the fight going to end. However, most of all treat people with kindness and handle them with care.
God required us to love one another. John 13:34 says, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (NIV)
1Corinthians 13:1 -13 says, 1 If I speak in the tongues of men or angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but does not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient; love is kind. It does not envy; it does not boast; it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others; it is not self-seeking; it is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts hopes, and always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child; I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12, for now, we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face-to-face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13and now these three remain faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. (NIV)
Paul talks about us having all the wonderful gifts, but without love, we are nothing. Paul also tells us that love is kind and patient. Isn't rude, arrogant, do think it's way only, doesn't insult, thinks of its self only. And it's not resentful.
1 Peter 4:8 says, Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins. (NIV)
My beloved friends and family, I believe if we could commit to God word and love one another we could step on the devils head. Demolish PTSD and physical and emotional abuse. With love and respect, we could destroy so many more of the devil ugly devices that keep our lives from flourishing. God desires for us to walk in the purpose he design for us. Would it be great if the world could see the love of Christ through us?
Food for thoughts:
I once struggle with PTSD. I had several events in my life that cause trauma and stress. I suffered many years with PTSD. Its wasn’t until I allowed God to come into my heart and I placed every part of my pain on him, was I healed. I thank God for completely healing me. I know I’ve been completely healed, because when I share my testimony It doesn’t cause me any pain. My heart is no longer heavy. Most of all it has no power to affect my future.
I firmly believe that Post-traumatic stress disorder is human-made. It exits from the spirit of pain caused by emotional, physical abuse and other events caused by others or life circumstances. We do not need human-made medication to manage this disorder; we need to love one another through Christ Jesus and His healing power.
My prayer for you today is; God would come into your heart and heal you completely from every disappointment, every experience of physical and emotional abuse, sexual assault, and tragic deaths. That the Lord would blot out all memories of your painful experience and restore you! Restore back the years the enemy stole! That the Holy Spirit will minister to you and comfort you until you receive wholeness and deliverance. In Jesus name.
God’s Love DHJ