Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt.
Jared Laskey is a former US Marine who has learnt to live in victory over PTSD through the power of God. In this short video he shares how God has moved in his life to help him overcome anxiety, depression, panic attacks and irritability.
Jared served in the United States Marine Corps as a field radio operator for 2nd Battalion 8th Marines, deploying to Iraq in 2007-2008 and Afghanistan, 2009. However today, He is a Master of Divinity student at Regent University and the pastor of Destiny Church in Virginia Beach, VA. He is also a published author and writer for GOD TV and other Christian media organisations.
He refuses to allow his life to be ruled by his diagnosis and encourages viewers to call out to Jesus. “My diagnosis is not who I am,” he says, “Who I am is determined by whose I am. I belong to Jesus. Don’t let your diagnosis hold you back. Call out to God and he will pick you up.”
Watch Jared’s short testimony and be encouraged.
This article is about Jared Laskey who served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan with 2nd Battalion 8th Marines. Today he leads Fireborn Ministries and Destiny Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also the co-author of Veronica’s Hero.