Have you experienced something like this? Have you cared for someone who has experiences trauma, meanwhile you suffer trauma? Your loved one may have visible sings of the traumatic event, while your trauma is invisible. People may even want to help your loved one, but you may be completely forgotten. Before I discuss how you may be expressing your invisible trauma, I need you to hear this: You matter.
Time doesn’t heal our wounds, God does and will. Pain cannot be avoided but, through Jesus, it can be redeemed. Pain is not a lack of faith, it’s a part of life that God uses to redeem all things. And, your pain does matter to God and He has promised to finish his redemption through the consummation of God’s creation.
All of my doctors in St. Louis thought I’d die before my 26th birthday. They had good reason to believe that would be how the story would end. Only God knew what happen and that’s really all that matters in the end.