It’s not that I think Yeshua (Jesus) doesn’t know or care about my trauma. I just don’t know that He should want to help.
Hey, nothing wrong on His part. After all, He has done for me…ya know; His reasons for suffering and all; His pain, for my pain, and everyone else’s pain; I should know that He should want to help me, but I have doubt.
I don’t deserve any help from God. I fall awful short of the perfect love required for help from His glory. But He lowered Himself to come as the man Yeshua and fill the gap left by my failing. He suffered and died to pay for my debts. Just before His dying breath, He said “it is finished.”
Finished helping me?
Well, on the day Yeshua said “It is finished, “He is pierced and bruised for my transgressions and iniquities that go against me today. The discipline for my peace today is on Him. And by His scourging, healing is available for me now. (See Isa. 53:5). The question, “Should Yeshua want to help me?” is already answered. From His conception through His resurrection, along with His heart-wrenching grand finale that stands light tears above all other grand finales, that is the loudest “yes, I should want to help you, and I have helped you,” ever shouted.
Believe and receive; how?
They say I can get through on faith. But faith is knowing and believing, So how can I know and believe the help that God has finished and provides for me now?
It’s “keep on keeping on” for those who follow Yeshua (Jesus); and that, while under pressure! Paul put it this way –
I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!
I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.Php. 3:10 – 14
I can use the pressure of trauma to press (“I press on”) into Yeshua (Jesus) or to run away from Him. It’s up to me, one way or the other. Well, I’m a believer, so there’s only one way to fly. Hmm, the higher ya fly, the less atmospheric pressure you’re under.
So yeah, l choose to let trauma pressure me into pressing on to know Yeshua more. As I press on to know Him, I learn more about who He is and His provisions to help with every detail of my traumas in life.
By pressure, I fight against worldly outs and do all I can to press in and know Yeshua better. And in knowing Him, I know what He wants to do for me and for those I pray for. This is faith. So little I have. But it grows as I press into knowing and serving Him.
Yes, I have chosen to fall miserably in the wrong direction at times. But though it doesn’t justify my wrongs, I have allowed pressure from the self-caused trauma to boot me in the direction of knowing the life of Yeshua even better than I did before.
I can’t receive forgiveness and help that I don’t know or believe Yeshua wants for me. Without knowing, I’m at loss. But I can receive the little that I know. With that, I can then press into His goodness and know more of the forgiveness and help that comes with knowing Him.
Faith is knowing Yeshua, who is the living Word and Son of the Father. The Father and Yeshua are with us in the Holy Spirit. Together they are Yahweh God. He is here. We can take what we know of Him, and from there press in deeper to know more of Him and the things He will do for us and those for whom we pray.
Help from Yeshua is here to be found.