"For the Lord comforts Zion; he comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song." (Isaiah 51:3 ESV)
We all experience trauma and we experience it in many different ways. What may be traumatic for one person may not affect someone else. We react differently. We may try and cope, maybe we try and fight our way through it or perhaps we pretend it has never happened.
Trauma leaves us feeling emotionally empty and when we feel this way we need to receive comfort. When we are in shock, when we feel alone, are in pain, sick, wounded, bereaved or rejected we need to receive comfort. Every trauma, however big or small has to be met with a greater level of comfort. To bring healing and wholeness, the comfort we need has to be greater than the source of pain.
If we do not receive more comfort than the trauma we have received we are left in pain and distress. We are left comfortless or in discomfort.
It may not be easy to face the trauma which has settled in your heart, it can be very painful. The good news is that you don't have to 'deal' with this on your own. God is the Father of ALL comfort and it is he who pours this comforting love into your heart. He is the One who transforms the empty and barren places of your heart. Joy and gladness will begin to replace the sadness and sorrow of a broken heart.
If you would like to go deeper there is a series of teaching on Comfort, together with an article which you can download at http://afathertoyou.com/conferences
The next Fatherheart 'A' School in the UK is in July at Cloverley Hall in Shropshire. This is an opportunity for you to experience Father's love and to know his comforting love filling your heart. All the details together with an online booking form are at http://fhmaschool.uk You are all very welcome.