What is trauma?
in life are so painful,
they cause deep and lasting suffering.
That suffering is what
we call “trauma.”
Trauma is a deep wound of the heart and mind that takes a long time to heal. It hurts every part of us: our relationships, our bodies, our thoughts, and our faith.
When we have experienced trauma, we are overwhelmed with intense fear, helplessness, and horror in the face of death, serious injury, abuse, any forced sexual activity, etc. Trauma is how the event affected us.
Suffering is part of the human experience, in every age and in every part of the world. We are all vulnerable to trauma.
But God is with everyone who suffers.
God feels our pain with us,
and God wants to help us heal.