Many address childhood trauma as if it were the same as not having a prom date for your high school gala. This couldn’t be farther from the truth and adds insult to injury.
There was a prophet in the Old Testament named Jeremiah. I love his words about God’s people who were being set up and used by the greedy — the message is really encouraging. He tells them,
One thing I know is true about God. He sees the whole story. He does not come to you with words that condemn like — Pull yourself together! You should be doing better than this! Just stop complaining and get over it.
I have truly never heard the Lord speak anything but kindness to me. When I ran on a tangent away from everything, it was His love that drew me.
I didn’t need more judgment — I needed some discipline to pick up good tools through words of encouragement. My inner being was imprinted with seething pain that was blinding.
Next time you want to run from the pain — run to a God that loves you. Listen to His words. They are filled with love.