Having PTSD can be compared to having a famine in our mind.
It is a persistent weed-type of unnatural, inharmonious growth, this kind.

Such takes over the garden of constructive thoughts in our lives.
Misery proliferates not just in relationships, but a financial hole thrives!

As it creates a lack of positive emotions, there is an abundance of negative ones.
When we are stressed out they go off like an army of shooting guns.

We become accustomed to “just getting by” emotions to survive the day.
Survival is what we thank God for, when we do make room in our heart to pray.

What we need to consider is that our lives’ purposes were meant for something.
Out of our pain there is a river of blessings waiting to burst, and abundantly bring.

This can only happen if we are willing to let go of nourishing that pain, you see.
Reliving what went wrong, and how much less we have now takes energy.

If we consider energy as a commodity, we should strive to make it worth something.
Contemplating on how we can transform trauma to help others is how to begin.

In Genesis 41:53-57 Joseph (who suffered much famine) fed those who hunger.
His famine by trauma, and trials brought him to a place making him stronger.

The brothers, who betrayed him before, became dependent on him in turn.
Joseph had to put away hatred, and revenge that his heart once did yearn.

Having been betrayed, and thrown away by trusted loved ones, hits home.
Memories of such a time only keep trauma alive, and make our minds to moan.

Fate presents itself in different pathways that lead to where we should be.
Our thoughts, and actions determine how long that will take, you see.

If we gear up thoughts that cause anger, and fear PTSD famine will win.
Recall that in Luke 12:48 “To whom much is given, much is required,” does begin.

Joseph increased greatly in power, and authority from what happened to him, too.
Those governmental blessings would not have manifested if he stayed being blue.

It takes more patience with our selves to allow forgiveness to spring forward.
Having a faith in our Higher Power will propel, and start the process onward.

Prayer is the ingredient to manifest the ability to forgive our selves first.
It allows us to see more clearly to forgive so we can quench destiny’s thirst.

Joseph had a destiny to fulfill that needed forgiveness to make it so.
Instead of using his God given gifts to avenge upon his brothers, he chose to grow.

Forgiveness comes when we choose to give in to the faith that will strengthen.
Good fortune is cultivated each time with positive intent as our blessings lengthen.

Giving God the glory in recognizing His miracles happening renews us inside.
Knowing that it was from a power greater than our own will thwart, and undo pride.

Joel 2:25 assure the faithful of favor that once abundance is restored it will stay.
Restoration in the mind, and spirit will renew our lives when we thankfully pray!

Author's Bio: 

Do you want to know more about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD?) Contact me and I will share from my own twice-healed experiences. I am also a Qigong and Reiki Practitioner doing Poetry Workshops. Family, friends, and those with PTSD find me at: http://www.RisaRuse.com. See my books on Amazon at: http://www.CreateSpace.com/5289024. Namaste!