27 May Trauma
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Some live with physical scars of the forced migration. Most are carrying the emotional wounds of crisis and forced migration. When trauma hits a person, they respond using God given coping mechanism in the moment – denial, freeze, or flight. The emotional toll of trauma can impact a family or whole community across generations.
“No one has asked me to share this before. Thank you for listening. I want people to know what happened.” –Syrian refugee mother
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” –Hebrews 4:16
Pray when you don’t know what else to. Whisper “mercy Lord”. Mercy for the children. Mercy for those sick. Mercy on the elderly walking hundreds of miles collectively. Mercy for families separated. Mercy for the trauma…. Of loss, subhuman conditions, war atrocities, innocence lost, and abuse. Pray it throughout the day, “mercy Lord.”
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