Everyone will deal with trauma at one time or another in their life. Trauma has varying degrees of intensity going from mild to the worst that could happen. Some folks find a way to successfully overcome it, while others carry the incident with them their entire lives. Some folks deal with it better than others, so the lasting affects are determined by the individual. What can we do to become one of those people who overcome the pain of trauma?
Ephesians 5:16 Redeem the time because the days are evil.
The word redeem means to improve on your opportunities. Get yourself in shape for evil days, the devil is out and about ministering as much hell as he can put in folks lives. He especially hates people who won’t serve him and he will do whatever he can to traumatize them. The devil got his play book from God! He just takes God’s Word and does the opposite. The devil will continue his evil activity in our lives until after the tribulation period and then he will be locked away. We would be wise to spend time getting built up with the word and making the devil’s job more difficult for him.
Philippians 3:13 Forget those things which are behind, and reach out unto those things which are before.
We all must be smart enough to know that we can’t change the past, it’s done and over. Often times people carry the past around with them every day, it becomes a ball and chain around their ankle making it very difficult to move on. One of the greatest contributing factors of trauma is the death of someone you love with all your heart. I can help you with this. Make the decision to separate the good memories from the way they departed. We need to hold fast to the good times and forget the manner in which they left. It’s the memories that keep us connected to people we cannot touch and hold. If we give time the opportunity, it will heal wounds and sooth scars.
Philippians 4:8 Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, think on these things.
The Apostle Paul was in prison when he wrote the letter to the Philippians and everyone agrees it was the most uplifting and joyous letter he ever wrote. Paul was in prison but he never let prison get into him, he kept his mind on Jesus and all His promises. You would think that prison would create a cell full of trauma but Paul kept his mind on his Lord and Savior. This is all real, bad things do happen to good people but God and His grace are just as real. God cannot take away the pain you feel when someone you’re close to dies because your relationship was founded in love. How does God help a grieving person? Grace. God’s grace is His supernatural power that enables us to do things we can’t do on our own. The devil is real, so trauma is real. God is real, so grace is real. Don’t let the devil traumatize you, there are people here who love you and need you.
Men have taught me the Word of God so, I sow into their ministry.
I am grateful to them,
I pray they help many others.
I put my trust in God,
He is faithful and just.
I will reap what I sow,
I will sow to the Spirit.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming