Rest & PTSD…

Telling the story of my past
Overcome with exhaustion
sadness, fear, and hurt

Thoughts haze and fog
Droopy eyelids blink
Head weighs heavy
Memories of trauma
Impossible to carry
Alone

Drive home safe
Collapse into bed
Open the window
Turn on the fan
Weighted blankets
Fetal position
Calves twitch
Intestines flutter
God whispers, “rest”

Weak eyelids closing
I whisper this prayer

God, I’m hurt and scared
This terror from my past
I can’t carry it alone
I need your armor
I need your love
I need you with me

Help me know
it’s safe to rest

Meet me, Jesus
in my worry
hurt and fear

Meet me, Jesus
in my room
on my bed

Make it safe
Make it safe
to sleep
to rest
to be alone

I trust you, Jesus
I surrender

Safe to rest
Safe to rest

Body, surrender
Body, rest

-Ruth Renee
05.16.2020

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Ruth Renee Rehart, RN

Hi there! Here’s a little about me… I love gardening, being outdoors in nature, especially near mature trees and large bodies of water. The lake is my favorite place in the city. I enjoy writing, photography, and abstract painting, yoga, biking, and jogging with my dogs. Having been born and raised In California, but now living in Texas, I must vacation to some beach every summer! I am passionate about coaching and encouraging others to believe in and love themselves enough to practice healthy self-care. You are enough and you are worthy just as you are. I graduated Cum Laude from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. I worked as cardiac nurse in Michigan and Texas hospitals for over 7 years. Years after I left the bedside, I found nurse coaching and will never look back. I adore helping women find courage to heal so that they can step into confidence, joy, and divine rhythm. I am a trauma survivor and autoimmune/chronic illness warrior. I love to share the resources and wisdom I have gained through my personal transformative health journey. Cheers to your health and happiness, to living in your highest alignment!

4 thoughts on “Rest & PTSD…”

  1. God has given us a promise in Psalm 4:8. I claim this promise each night just before I fall asleep. “In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For Thou alone, O Lord, dost make me to dwell in safety”.

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    1. Thank you for sharing. Yes!! This is an excellent promise to claim before bed every night. I try to remember to do the same. I say it in a way that’s easy for me to remember, “The LORD alone keeps me safe.”

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