Recovering From Trauma & Seeing God’s Faithfulness (w/ Polly Hamp) – Episode 111

Recovering From Trauma & Seeing God’s Faithfulness (w/ Polly Hamp) – Episode 111

The work of Jesus is evident all throughout Polly Hamp’s life.

If you’ve listened to the podcast for a while, you know my life was changed by the teaching of Bob Hamp, and it was such an honor to have his wife Polly on the podcast this week to share her story.

Polly’s earliest memory is from age 3, when she was first sexually abused. In today’s episode, she shares about the journey of life she has been on, as well as the incredible ways Jesus has shown up in her story and redeemed aspects of her story.

Her vision in life is to see people walk in the fullness of who God created them to be. For years Polly has been helping individuals find freedom and hope from hurting and stuck places. She was the founder and director of a ministry that helped people impacted by the sex industry find freedom and a new life. She also is a published author, speaker, Think Differently Coach, Certified NLP Practitioner, and an Organizational Consultant.

The faithfulness of God evident in her story brought me to tears. I encourage you to listen!

 


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Key Takeaways

1) “We all repeat our family of origin until we don’t.” What a powerful statement. Generational patterns of sin or abuse can be broken, but until they’re broken, they are likely to show up again. That’s true for each of us.

2) “Connect with Jesus and let Him speak to your story.” Again, Polly’s story is just such a beautiful reminder to me that Jesus is the true Healer. He is present with each of us and walking with us. Are you letting Him speak to your story?

3) “Wherever you go, there you are.” So often we look to our achievements, the encouragements of others, or a future destination in lieu of acknowledging the broken parts of our heart. But one thing is true: No matter what we do or where we go, we carry ourselves with us.

4) Trauma is a topic the Church needs to understand. I appreciated Polly’s clarity when she said, “Judgments against mental health and those who have struggled with mental health are just as dangerous as someone slugging them in the face.” Trauma is real, and how we approach this topic matters deeply.

5) Pause. God doesn’t need you to be something you aren’t already to accept you and love you in His perfect way. He simply desires to be with you, and He loves you just as you are.

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