We live in a broken world where bad things can happen even to Godly people - anything from accidents, loss, failure, abuse or even death. In all of these things, we can still hope in Jesus Christ knowing that He has overcome our pain and trauma and can heal us of emotional and psychological hurt.
Trauma is painful and how we wish there were no traumatised Christians, but reality shows us that there are. Jesus told His disciples that because of what this world is, we will face trials (John 16:33). The sin and brokenness of this world has brought about curses and tragedies that we will most probably face.
But God promises freedom from the trauma and hurt that we may face in this present age. Though there is sorrow and grieving today, God brings mercies in the morning fresh and renewed. God brings healing not just to the physical body, but even to the mind and to the soul. He is indeed our Jehovah Rapha who delivers us out of any brokenness and makes us whole in Christ.
Here are seven scriptures that promise healing from traumatic events.
Psalm 91:4-6. "He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday."
Proverbs 1:33. "But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster."
Isaiah 41:10. "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 53:5. "But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed."
Lamentations 3:21-23. "But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
2 Corinthians 5:21. "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
1 Peter 5:7. "Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you."