PTSD Patrol, directions to hope
September 9, 2018
This morning on PTSD Patrol, the topic was listening to your guide, in this case, a GPS trying to get you on the best road.
That is, after all, what we are doing here every week.
PTSD is not new. It is as old as biblical days when the anguished cried out to God for either mercy or forgiveness. Anything had to be better than what they were going through.
It is the same way with you. When you are struggling to find hope, you need to know how to get there.
It is almost like saying you are going to drive out west. If you live in Florida, that can get tricky on your own. Out west is Tampa and the the Gulf of Mexico. You need to find out how to get out of Florida first.
If you are smart enough to figure out you need directions for a road trip, then why don't you use that same intelligence to know when to ask for directions to heal?
This is from PTSD Patrol
Whenever you want to go to a place you have never been before, you have to find out how to get there.
In my case, my daughter bought me a GPS after I got lost in Tiffin Ohio...for two hours circling corn fields. (Don't ask, long story) She said I get lost getting out of a paper bag!
Everyone can get lost but the folks who planned the road and loaded directions must have gotten lost too.
When everything is going to hell, it is hard to believe in a place you have never been to. You are used to being stuck, most of the time feeling alone, and always being just too depressed to do much at all.
But even though you may feel as if you are stuck, there is something inside of you trying to get you to notice you are the only one keeping you from getting to where it is so much better. You can live a better life if you look for directions how to find it.
This video is for anyone who is lost but refuses to pay attention to the easiest way to get to hope. No one is so lost they cannot be found and get your life turned around from grave to Hope Road.
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