Write it out

Simply writing what you're going through can be therapeutic. Put your ideas, thoughts and feelings on paper (or tablet/computer). Mental health providers have found that writing 10 minutes per day can be healing.


This is especially true in trauma victims. Trauma victims need repairing for the difficult circumstances that have occurred in their life. Take for example, the military personnel who experiences something during their time at war. They may begin to question, "What kind of God would allow such things to happen?"


As difficult as it may seem, healing in trauma situations can come through repairing any of the moral injuries that have occurred along the way. The best way to do this is somehow look at the positive that has come from the situation. Writing 10 minutes a day can help repair and change the way one views a dire situation.


Recreating a positive experience of the traumatic event is one of the most therapeutic things one can do. Writing 10 minutes day about the experience and attempting to reason how it turned out for good can help. This may involve challenging ourselves to forgive others, turn the other cheek, and make good with what we have left.


This helps send a reminder that:


"...all things work together for good to those who love God..." (Romans 8:28).

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