Friday, August 19, 2011

Homes for Our Troops

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Homes for Our Troops, is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004. They are strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001. It is their duty and honor to assist severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.

The homes provided by Homes for Our Troops are given at NO COST to the Veterans we serve.

Our Soldiers give so much of themselves, therefore unto them shall men give unto their bosom in return!! Thank you Homes for Our Troops for all that you returned to these brave soldiers!
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together and running over, shall men give into your bosom.  For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”  Luke 6:38 KJV(emphasis added)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Update Regarding My Soldier

About a month ago when my husband was ready to deploy overseas, there was an entry in his profile stating that he was not medically discharged for the mission.  Therefore he stayed behind while his unit deployed.  Although he was aware of the contents of his profile, he knew this newly found entry was God's doing. 

He was transferred to another state in which he will undergo laser surgery and therapy for a few months.  My husband was fearful of being totally discharged from the military for financial reasons.  He was grateful that God kept him from fighting this gruesome battle that has taken so many lives of his friends already.  But the guilt of not being there for his unit was overwhelming him and the fear of not being able to financially take care of his family filled him with regrets.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Pain of God's Hiddenness

O’ Lord my pain is deep and wide
Emptiness has settled inside
‘'Where is your God?’ my soul cries
Where is He? as your spirit dies!

Discouragement has entered and made its home
Causing me to feel alone
Its shadow of lies has extinguished my light
Why are You hidden from My sight?

O’ my soul arise from this slumber
The enemy seeks to put thee asunder
Sever the enemy’s deadly rope
By anchoring yourself in the eternal Hope.

"For He promises a little while I will struggle
Yet I will deliver you from all troubles"
God’s promises are faithful and true
Awaken my soul and be renewed………….

For several days I have battled what I come to understand now as “spiritual depression”.  I could not comprehend what was happening within me.  The overwhelming feeling of despair and hopelessness darkened my soul.  I felt isolated, withdrawn and desperate as I was experiencing the pain of God’s hiddenness. 

Where are You, Lord”? I cried, and cried.  “I need You!” The tears saturated my pillow night after night to no avail.  All that followed was a deep silence.

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