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Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground (Psalm 143:10 NASB).

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

PTSD - The Enemy Within

As we celebrate our nation’s birth this July, I would like to dedicate each blog this month to patriots who support our military and the godly foundation of our country.

Many veterans are returning from war with physical scars they will live with the rest of their lives. But behind theses wounds lurks a more dangerous kind of injury, post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is an enemy that comes home with a soldier and doesn’t go away just because the bombs and guns are an ocean away. It continues to attack the mind of the victim making life unbearable and relationships painful.

Operation Heal Our Patriots is a project Samaritan’s Purse started to help wounded veterans and their spouses. Couples participate in biblical seminars, outdoor activities, and much needed time together to heal wounded minds and relationships in an Alaskan wilderness lodge. Organizations like Samaritan’s Purse through the Operation Heal Our Patriots project help these men and women return to a healed life of refreshment and wholeness.

It’s important for us to know about and support these ministries that are helping our troops overseas and at home. Our military needs our love, support, and appreciation. They deserve to never be forgotten for the sacrifices they made to fight against our enemies.

I encourage you to visit www.samaritanspurse.org and support their efforts to heal the wounded hearts of our veterans and families.

What are some other ways we can help combat PTSD in our heroes returning from war?

Share your thoughts.

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