Contrary to common belief, time doesn’t necessarily heal all wounds.
Some healing will require a decision to be made. Some healing requires intentional ongoing maintenance, one step at a time.
In the conclusion of this 2-part series, Hannah discusses making the critical decision to heal. We can’t control whether we experience trauma, but we can make a decision to heal following that trauma.
We gaze again at the woman with the issue of blood. She had had enough, and she knew the time for her to get healed had come because the Healer (Jesus) was within reach. She got into the crowd in her condition, intending to touch Jesus’ cloak, and when she did, she got healed.
It is also evident that how we view trauma is dependent on how we view God. Consider everything that Job went through; he lost his children, his finances, and his personal health. Job had all the reasons to curse God, but he never did it. He chose to believe that God would heal and restore him, and that God’s sovereignty did not change.
Hannah shares practical steps that we can take in our journey toward healing, including the first steps which is understanding and accepting that Jesus is the true Healer.
Listen to this episode as we dig deeper into healing, restoration, and not idolizing trauma.
Key Talking Points of the Episode:
[02:16] Seeing past the smoke
[05:06] Emotional healing and restoration of God’s way
[07:17] The woman with the issue of blood
[08:47] The essence of counseling
[12:32] Trauma that seeks to exalt itself against the knowledge of Christ is where we find our downfall
[14:20] How you view trauma is largely dependent upon how you view God. Do you have a low or high view of God?
[16:45] Allowing Jesus – not your trauma – to be king
[20:00] Why do we need not to idolize our trauma
[22:00] Dwelling in the place of trauma hinders emotional and spiritual sobriety
[26:00] Seeking safety through Godly counsel.
[30:30] Stewing and chewing on Isaiah 55: “The Free Offer of Mercy.”
Quotes from the Episode:
“Some of us may find that we become the toxic person after we become wounded, and that woundedness then becomes infection, and then that infection then becomes bitterness.”
“Healing is a decision. It’s not an easy decision. It’s not an overnight decision, and it doesn’t happen all in an instance.”
“If you are a believer, and you’re looking to stay on the path of holiness and righteousness, you have to be very cautious of who you’re taking counsel from.”
“The enemy uses trauma to strip us, weaken us, and abort our purpose and mission. God uses this trauma to strengthen, mature, build and discipline us. When we hold his hands through the turbulence of life. We are refined. We become resolute and our fate.”
“How you view trauma depends on how you view God.”
“You need to transform areas of weakness in your life into strength.”
Scriptures mentioned in the episode:
· Proverbs 11:14
· 2 Corinthians 10:5
· Isaiah 55
· Psalm 103:14
· 2 Corinthians 1:3
· 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
· 2 Corinthians 4:16
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