Thursday, February 6, 2020

Is needing help to heal PTSD still a sign of weakness to you?

Even Jesus Needed Help

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
February 6, 2020

Is needing help to heal PTSD still a sign of weakness to you? Too many believe it is, yet they do not consider it to be a wise thing to do. There is not much that can be accomplished by someone without someone else to help them, believe in them and be willing to stand by their side.

If you are suffering right now because you were willing to sacrifice your life for the sake of others, and struggling, there is something you need to be reminded of.

What if Jesus did not ask for help? The Son of God did ask for it many times.

First He asked Peter and Andrew.
Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee. He saw two brothers. They were Simon (his other name was Peter) and Andrew, his brother. They were putting a net into the sea for they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Follow Me. I will make you fish for men!” At once they left their nets and followed Him.

And He asked again
Going from there, Jesus saw two other brothers. They were James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were sitting in a boat with their father, mending their nets. Jesus called them. At once they left the boat and their father and followed Jesus.

And He asked again,
Jesus Calls Simon and James and John
While Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, many people pushed to get near Him. They wanted to hear the Word of God. Jesus saw two boats on the shore. The fishermen were not there because they were washing their nets. Jesus got into a boat which belonged to Simon. Jesus asked him to push it out a little way from land. Then He sat down and taught the people from the boat.

When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Push out into the deep water. Let down your nets for some fish.” Simon said to Him, “Teacher, we have worked all night and we have caught nothing. But because You told me to, I will let the net down.” When they had done this, they caught so many fish, their net started to break. They called to their friends working in the other boat to come and help them. They came and both boats were so full of fish they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he got down at the feet of Jesus. He said, “Go away from me, Lord, because I am a sinful man.” He and all those with him were surprised and wondered about the many fish. James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were surprised also. They were working together with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will fish for men.” When they came to land with their boats, they left everything and followed Jesus.
He asked 12 to help Him in the very beginning of His mission on earth.

12 disciples list:

  1. Peter
  2. James
  3. John
  4. He was known as the Beloved Disciple.
    He is mentioned in many places in the New Testament. He was a man of action; he was very ambitious; and a man with an explosive temper and an intolerant heart. His second name was Boanerges, which means son of Thunder.
  5. Andrew
  6. Bartholomew or Nathanael
  7. James, the Lesser or Younger
  8. Judas
  9. Jude or Thaddeus
  10. Matthew or Levi
  11. Philip
  12. Simon the Zealot
  13. Thomas

But Peter ended up denying he knew Jesus. When Jesus returned to them, He forgave Peter
And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.
He knew that His life would be sacrificed, just as He knew the price He would pay for what He was willing to do. He cried. He felt abandoned by God after being betrayed by those who walked with Him and witnessed all He had done for the sake of others.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Do you still think He will not understand you when you ASK HIM FOR HELP? Do you still think that those who were willing to die for you, will not be willing to listen to you?

Point Man International Ministries has been clearing the way for you since 1984. Is it time for Post Traumatic Spiritual Recovery?

Prayer for those who serve

Lord, I was willing to die for those I served with, and they were willing to die for me. Please help me to ask for help to heal, so we can help each other stay alive!

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