A healing response to trauma: Connecting to God and others (Growing deeper with Psalm 116)

The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly.

It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies.

This episode is the later—a more in-depth look at Psalm 116, a psalm about God’s deliverance and rescue, and about how the psalm-writer responds to God in and out the other side of the trauma he’s experienced. It’s definitely instructive for us today.

At a recent workshop, therapist Sarah Covey talked about a post-pandemic crash. I thought that was a very compelling and cautionary remark. We have, she said, gone through a sustained crisis. It has fatigued our systems. When we experience a let-down after an experience like this, it can be, in some situations, a big let-down. As a result, we may not be able to re-activate in ways we had envisioned, especially in light of the fact that many people are not doing very well.

I don’t know about you, but I relate to the feeling of being somewhat weary, and really want to avoid any kind of a crash. With all this in mind, we go to the text asking what God’s word can teach us about coming through trauma.

Enjoy, and be well:


The sermon that accompanies this same section of text from July 18, 2021 is called “Avoiding the post-pandemic crash” and can be accessed by clicking here.

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