How Does Trauma Affect Our Faith?

Episode 627 Show Notes 

From the Show

When we experience trauma and abuse, we can begin to question the love of God for us. We begin to feel unlovely. And that is when we go to Christ, rest in his gospel, and the promise that nothing can separate us from his love.

——Adriel Sanchez

How Does Trauma Affect Our Faith?

Questions in this Episode

  1. 1. Are there certain scripture passages you can point me to that helps us find God’s will for our lives?
  2. 2. In Deuteronomy 32:52-53, it seems as if God is being vengeful toward Moses. Is God vengeful?
  3. 3. I have recently gone through multiple traumatic experiences and I am having trouble find joy in my faith again. What should I do?
  4. 4. In the Old Testament, how did Israel know that the prophets were receiving real revelation from God? Why exactly did Israel believe the prophets?

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Resources

A Place for Weakness: Preparing Yourself for Suffering by Michael Horton

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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