PTSD: When the Simplest Things Make For a Traumatic Day

This is for the many who suffer with PTSD from abuses and those who do not understand the emotional reactions that are triggered by PTSD. We never know what little thing will trigger an emotional response… till we are in a panic with tears. These triggers are real and though not understood by others, flashbacks of traumas cause these heightened  episodes of stress and fear that appear to others out of the range of normal responses… unless they have walked in the shoes of an abuse victim.

When the simplest things
make for a traumatic day.

And what should bring joy
brings fear and stress your way.

When special events come
that you have waited so long.

But someone shows up who
makes it all go wrong.

For traumas of our past
with its resultant PTSD…

get triggered with little things
that most don’t even see.

A flashback of memories
or a mean word spoken in haste…

make what should be pleasant
seem like a terrible waste.

For victims get wounded
by words and acts of man.

And PTSD gets triggered
in ways many don’t understand.

For what should be exciting
brings back memories with fears…

and our anxiety heightens
with a flood of panic and tears.

And this recurrent PTSD
is so very real…

which many abuse victims suffer
but God really does heal.

So Lord we call out You
to please heal us all today…

so we can overcome our past
and PTSD will not be triggered this way.

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2015.

Dear Lord, only You see the wounds that are hidden deep within our hearts and souls of all who have suffered abuse. Only You know each trigger point that will set each into a web of tears and fears. Deliver us from these triggers and set each of us free from the wounds of our past. We pray for the Balm of Gilead to flow over us and cover all our wounds and soothe all our fears. We know that You did not give us a spirit of fear but of Power, Love and a sound mind… but we ask You to bring healing from these wounds and triggers so that we can all walk into the fullness that You have planned for each… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7


35 thoughts on “PTSD: When the Simplest Things Make For a Traumatic Day

      • It must be awful to live with this disease. I had a friend who came back from a tour of duty in Viet Nam with it.

        It took time for him, and he had some real problems in the process of trying to get better.

        With help from those trained in dealing with it, and the Lord’s attention to the matter, one can learn to improve quite a bit!

        Steve 🙂

      • What a great way to put it, Angel! No one can repair anything without all the pieces. God will take it all and make it new…He gives far more than we can imagine!


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  2. i suffer from ptsd its not just a word or an image but sometimes the look in someones eyes can trigger it a couple of years ago i saw look from someone eyes and it drove me away and i lost it completely running away ended up homeless thought no one understood i kept so many secrets from everybody things i have been through its hard at times i don’t think anybody would recognise me now if they saw me

    • Hi Ann! I totally understand those triggers… the slightest little thing that no one notices… but we do since we experienced it. PTSD is real and too many think do not realize what the abuses that we suffer do to us. I pray that more come to understand PTSD in abuse and that your healing will come expediently. God bless you!

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