God is my strength and fortress. His name is a strong tower and the righteous runs into it and is safe. When I think of what God has delivered me from, my heart is exceedingly glad that I did not die in Iraq. There are days that I wish I had not ever returned home. These past two weeks is a prime example of that.
However, God has blessed me to get my driver’s license back that was taken from me for four years. He provided me with a good doctor at the VA. He has healed me from epilepsy. Everywhere I look I see the blessings of God upon my life. The least that I can do is to serve Him wholeheartedly. After my divorce, I never thought that I would own anything ever again. Now, I am working on being a homeowner. I own two pickups and a Chrysler New Yorker. It seems that no matter where I go, or what I do the hand of God has made a way for me. I can never thank Him enough for the goodness that is in my life.
Sure, my heart aches over the current situation that I am in. God did not do it to me. I did it. Now, it is time to reap the whirlwind. God is in control. Of that I have no doubts, Paul said that God will complete the work that He started in you. It is my hope that my heart will be open to the will of God. That I may be used by God effectively to impact my community and world. Nothing else matters, we must be about the kingdom of God if we are going to be saved.