Confession and Lament in Nahum 3: Journeys of Healing after War
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In this paper, I will first establish the deep need for lament within the journey of healing which takes place for the soldier having returned home from war. In this section, I will recognize the gravity of the soldier’s actions in war as well as the patience that is required in the healing process. Next, I will use verses of Nahum 3 to explain details pertaining to PTSD, paying close attention to physical and emotional symptoms which interrupt or undermine relationships with God and others. Finally, I will show the role lament plays within the journey of the soldier suffering from PTSD and other war related challenges, in order to articulate the need for a theological approach to a soldier’s reconciliation with self and others.