Anyone who knows me personally, or who has read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while, knows that whenever I am in my van driving, I listen to the radio. Not music. Rather, I listen to pastors/preachers/teachers.
Recently, Adrian Rogers of Love Worth Finding, was speaking with regard to Hebrews 12:14-15. His message was entitled, "The Blight of Bitterness".
When I heard the message, it struck me in a way I never expected. I believe it was God's way of answering a question I had prayed to Him about.
Bitterness is something that people find hard to deal with. Especially, when they've been hurt.
Knowing that this week we celebrated Remembrance Day, honouring veterans who gave of themselves, to fight for our freedom, made me think about those who not only gave their lives... but, also of those who were injured. And, suffered and/or are still suffering.
On November 11th, Remembrance Day here in Canada, in U.K. and other Commonwealth countries and Veteran's Day, in USA, many people shared postings on Facebook (FB).
There was a posting that truly touched my heart. It was to let people know that some veterans are suffering physically. And, may suffer for the rest of their lives.
Here is a link to a posting by i100Independent.co.uk entitled, These moving photos of wounded solders were taken by Bryan Adams: http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/these-moving-photos-of-wounded-soldiers-were-taken-by-bryan-adams--ekVtINzZDx.
Hopefully, you took the time to open the link and see how some veterans are suffering, physically.
Something that may/may not be understood or thought about, while seeing those photos, is the fact that there is much emotional pain endured by those who have been injured.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is very common, with those who have been injured. In addition, many people have trouble accepting what has happened to them... and feel bitterness, anger, and hatred towards many people. And, sometimes even towards God. :(
Thinking of this, reminded me of Ephesians 4:31, "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:"
Please, don't think it is easy to deal with those issues of life, like being physically disabled by being hurt by someone else. It's not.
But, God is there for all who will look to Him, to help them through the enormous trial of life, that will change their lifestyle, and more.
So, my friend, please pray for all who have been hurt by others, who have caused their lives to be totally changed. Pray that God will heal them, and/or help them deal with the issues of bitterness, wrath, anger... and help them to forgive. Just as God told us to do.
May God bless all whose lives have been changed, in many ways. And, may God bless you for praying.
Until next time...
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