Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Trauma and Shock

There are many things that happen in life that cause trauma and stress in our lives.  When those incidents happen what we don't realize is that it could cause you to be put into bondage to the enemy.  Paul tells us not to be ignorant of the strategies of Satan.

I know personally when I experienced trauma, shock or was struck by excessive worry that added stress to my life that a heaviness.  I felt weighted down and oppressed.  

Trauma or shock can be emotional, physical or mental.  Some examples are financial stress, unexpected losses of loved ones. loss of loved ones or dramatic change in circumstances as well as hurts and pains caused by loved ones or people around us.  It is a strategy the enemy uses to keep us from focusing on God and trusting in Him.

We are told by Jesus that in this world we will have trials and tribulations, but to be of good cheer He has overcome the world.  However, there are times when we are caught off guard, blindsided by the enemy.  This hit has caused us to question our circumstances.  It is unexpected and can shake our faith.  It can test whether or not we believe what God has promised.  When we begin to respond to these negative feelings and situations, we open ourselves to the strategies of the enemy to lie, steal and kill from us.  We are told to be vigilant and watchful.  When we fail, God is there to pick us back up.  

God can heal us from all those past pains,, the trauma, shock and disappointment.  He can heal us from the rejection and hurt.  He is the only one who can heal the heart.  When the heart is wounded then we function like a sick person.  We cannot glorify God or see His goodness.  We can only see how poor we are and how poor are our circumstances.  God never intended for us to be a victim, but to be victorious.  However, we cannot be victorious if we live in self pity, self protection, self justification, self righteousness and in a victim mentality of woe is me.   When you are wounded you will live focused on self.  

God can heal today.  He can restore the brokenness and bring life to your mortal body.  He came to set the captives free, give sight to the blind and remove all oppression.  Today is the day of salvation and you can receive the fullness of what God has for you.  God sent Jesus so that you may have life and life abundantly.  Sure we will still have problems, trials and tribulations, but we have a God who is bigger than the mountain.  God has given us the faith to believe in His son Jesus and He has given us the power to have faith to believe and overcome.

If you need healing today, pray this prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Praise be to you, our God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing from above.  I come before you as I lay my hand on my heart and I pray that you will remove all the trauma, shock, pain, hurt and rejection that came into my life.  I ask for you to comfort me with the Holy Spirit and bring healing and wholeness so that I may worship you in spirit and in truth.  I ask that you allow for me to release all the negative memories and to focus on what is good, perfect lovely, pure or noble, whatever is praiseworthy.  Erase all those negative effects on my mind, will, emotions and physical body.  Erase all the pain that came into the my cells in my body and remove all stress and anxiety.  Help me to cast all my cares onto you.  I ask this Lord so that I may fulfill your purposes.  I ask this in Jesus name.  Amen.

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