White Noise | Message 3: Healing From Trauma | Pastor Chad Dingess | 1/21/2024

January 21, 2024   /   Bethesda Church

Trauma is a response to a deeply disturbing or distressing event.

Romans 8: 28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

3 Types of Trauma

  • Acute Trauma

  • Chronic Trauma

  • Complex Trauma

1: We process the pain of our trauma.

2 Corinthians 11: 23-28 (NIV)
Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.

    2 Corinthians 1: 8-9 (NIV)
    We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,[a] about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.

    2: We prayerfully press into God with our trauma.

    2 Corinthians 12: 8
    Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.

    2 Corinthians 12: 9-10
    But (God) said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

    3: We pursue purpose in our trauma.

    2 Corinthians 1: 3-4
    Praise be to the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

     

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