Trauma! (Part 4 of 4 – Trauma of the Soul

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Trauma – Part 4 of 4 – Trauma of the Soul

This may be the most important writing I have ever done, not because my writing ability or style, but because of the subject matter. The implications of trauma to the soul are literally eternal, and will affect believers and unbelievers as well. Please read on.

What we are talking about here is your eternal soul, the one that will stand before Jesus one day, either with His arms open wide, joyfully giving rewards to you, or a “sorry, I never knew you.” That last one is for unbelievers, for those that don’t know Jesus, the ones that thought all along that they were good enough to make it to Heaven, or that just wanted to try to “do things their own way”, the souls that chose themselves over Jesus. Dear reader, that’s not going to work. We need Jesus to help us with our body, our mind, our emotions, and our eternal soul. Jesus came to bring wholeness to all of us and to give us eternal life. Have you received it? That’s one trauma that can be avoided. Just ask. Submit your soul, and your cares, to Jesus, because He cares for you.

“A Heaven to gain, and a Hell to shun.” That’s the saying I’ve heard many times. But “gain” Heaven implies it is something we grasp, something that we take hold of, an accomplishment, a goal, a measure of success to achieve. The problem there is that it puts the focus on us, and not Jesus. It’s not about our ability or our success in “achieving” Heaven, but about Jesus’ availability to us in all of our needs – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, eternal. It’s about what we do with the free gift that Jesus offers. Heaven is a gift, not a goal.

In Heaven, there is no trauma. No more night, no more darkness, no more pain, no more tears, no more “drama”, no more restless nights, anxiety, depression. One day all these will be gone for the believer. We would like them gone now, but we do live in a sin-soaked world. “In this world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). Because of Jesus’ victory on the cross, we can receive victory over sin, death, and Hell. This victory is a wonderful gift of grace, brought to you by the blood of Jesus.

But in Hell … In Hell, there is no end of trauma, pain, suffering, darkness. It is not a place where can just do whatever you want and party on. You will not have any choices there, no joy, no purpose, no peace, no life, only death, destruction, pain, and loneliness. Totally alone. Isolated. That’s bad enough in this life, but for eternity? No thank you! I choose Jesus. Do you? Have you?

If you are in Christ, your days of trauma will be over, and He is there with us on the journey. If not – well, I guess all I can say is “may God have mercy on your soul.” That mercy is available NOW through Jesus. What are you waiting for. Just ask. Admit your need. Believe in Jesus’ sin-payment. Receive the gift.

2 comments

  1. I already posted somewhere about how long Jesus has been my best friend. I do try to live a life pleasing to him and have always done so. I’ve also led him on a merry chase sometimes, not that I ever left him, just made him have to use his rod and staff to reign me in. Read as ( Jill does something stupid, Jesus smacks His forehead and rescues her again) He has been my Earthly Savior, too. Always there, as close to me as my very breath and I love Him, so, so much, here and now that sometimes I can’t even imagine Heaven! Please, don’t think my joy in the Lord is because I’ve led a charmed life. By most people’s standards, it’s probably been pretty tough. But He never wasted anything. There is nothing more healing to the soul than seeing even the tragedies used for good.
    Now, I know and He knows that I’m a sinner! I know he died to pay for my sins. Because He loved me, before I was even born. He knows I’m deeply sorry for my sins …we’ve had big talks about that. About how hard it is to lay down regret and shame and leave it at the foot of the cross. To accept the gift when the human side of me wants to keep beating myself up. A long time ago, He told me that was grandiosity…He asked me if I’m so special that an agonizing death on a cross isn’t enough for me? G God’s
    R Riches
    A at
    C Christ’s
    E Expense
    I am thankful beyond words every day, and humbled, that Jesus chose me and I gave him my heart. Soon, I want to begin a study on Heaven. I am so used to living with Him here…it feels very unknown, silly as it sounds there’s a part of me that fears change. Moving homes is stressful (says the human side of me) I want to learn more about Paradise, about His Father’s many mansions.
    I wish Jesus for each of you.

    1. Thank you for your comment on the Trauma of the Soul writing. As always, your comment made me think about my own relationship with Jesus and what I focus on. I like the idea of a study on Heaven. Just think, whatever we are talking about down here we will live out, talk about, and continue to learn about in Heaven. I can imagine conversations with Moses, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jesus Himself. No condemnation, no threat or fear or existence of sin, no punishment – that’s already been done. No messing up. No weakness, no brain fog. We will not be perfect, but we will continue to learn and grow. In some way, when Jesus comes back, we will be productive in Heaven, maybe ruling over stars or planets? Maybe ruling over a territory in the new Heaven and new Earth. Billy Graham’s book on Heaven might be a good place to start the study.
      Blessings,
      Pastor John
      P.S. Are you seeing this in bold type, or are you seeing a tag? I’m glad you were able to see and open the link to this post. What can we do to get more people to join the site and join in on the conversations?

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