The Beirut blast was really terrifying. It not only destroyed lives and properties, its shock waves continue to haunt tens of thousands of people, including innocent children. Many children are at risk of PTSD. A teenager said: “It was the worst day of my life. I can still hear the noise of the explosion in my ears, as if it happened one hour ago.” A five-year-old boy couldn’t sleep in his own bed since his community was shattered.
The world is full distresses and pain; if we don’t have an outlet, we might be in serious trouble. Something nasty happened to us and we might end up having PTSD, but let’s seek medical help and divine help. Let’s ponder the comforting words of Jesus Christ.
1“Do not let your hearts be distressed. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2There are many dwelling places in my Father’s house. Otherwise, I would have told you, because I am going away to make ready a place for you. (John 14:1–2 NET)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Dear God, could You comfort my aching heart?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray for God’s comfort when you are in distress.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Visit a person in distress and share with him or her the comforting words of Jesus Christ.