I heard a broadcast recently where young businessmen were talking about the pandemic. It’s the first time they’ve had to deal with disaster recovery and business continuity. I could hear the fear and uncertainty in their voices. I wished they were in front of me so I could give them hope that one day we will be on the other side of this and it will be okay.
I was in their place once. I was a young business woman in NYC during 9/11. I too experienced daily fear and uncertainty in the aftermath of that tragedy. For those who lived through it, there were days, weeks, months when it felt like we’d never have peace or hope or life again. But eventually we did. And that’s what I wished I could have told those young men. It does end, and we will not be in a crisis forever.
I’m an “old lady” now, and from my generation to the younger folks, I just want to share comfort and hope that we will get through this. Because I’ve seen it happen. I’ve been through the kind of crisis that tears your world apart, and come out on the other side to experience joy and laughter again.
I also want to share how Jesus provides incredible healing from trauma, even right now in the midst of it, if we just ask Him.
On that note, I want to share this link to the book I wrote about how God healed me from the trauma of 9/11. Maybe you or someone you know could use some trauma healing, and this book will show you how that’s possible. It’s available on Kindle, and I’m told it’s a quick and encouraging read.
With love and prayers from an “old lady” who knows there is life on the other side of trauma. And that God never leaves us or forsakes us.
When All Is Lost: A Personal Story of 9/11 Trauma and the Healing Power of Christ (Janet Lynn Eriksson)