Did you know that your right brain, the side that deals with emotion, doesn’t really understand time in a logical sequence like the left side does? In very basic terms this means that emotional events;…
Repeat after me, “I’m not a super-human. I have limits. I matter too. I DO care. I mean well. I just can’t always care.”
People who are in pain are generally concerned with one thing: Relief. They will do what they can to not be in pain. When someone or something is not available, pain may well want to discharge through blame. So when you can’t care, and therefore won’t care, you may hear, “You DON’T care.” In most cases, this is pain talking and looking for some relief; therefore, consideration for you and your scenario is being overruled by their pain and immediate need.
This 30 minute audio prayer was especially developed for my own children as they battled with anxiety and fear. Since recording and releasing the prayer, adults and children alike have sent in stories and testimonies from all over the world of healing and relief from fear, stress, trauma and anxiety. Many sleeping well and overcoming anxiety attacks.
As a practicing prayer minister I know the great value of having resources and want to make this available to the wider public. The prayer includes soaking piano music in the background by Carla Reed.
A previous Danielsen study found post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in one Christian denomination’s clergy that “was higher than that of post-deployment soldiers.” We need to humanise this workspace. If church workers and their families are susceptible burnout, PTSD and other mental health challenges, it’s the joint responsibility of the body of Christ to address this with humility and seriousness. We can’t afford more casualties, especially when these casualties are injured serving their people.
I must confess, I was one of the ignorant soul who would go to work on Monday after serving in a voluntary role at church on a Sunday and bitterly wonder why the pastor took the Monday or Friday off. I now get it.