Tought time will come, but there is always help available

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  • By Chaplain Steve Rogers
  • 189th Airlift Wing Chaplains Office
There are so many difficult situations around us. Cancer with a friend or relative hits our world. Bombs begin exploding at a marathon in Boston. Jobs are lost due to cutbacks. Sequestration hits the military and civilian workers. A friend suddenly dies due to an illness or an accident.

Tough times will come our way. Unfortunately, this is just a fact of life. We live in a world where challenges are thrown our way every day in one way or the other. Where do we turn? Do we give up or do we fight? Where are the answers?

Psalm 91 tells us that "whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.' Because he loves me, says the LORD, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call on Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him."

Job situations may change. Finances may get strained. Marriages may be difficult and stressful. Illnesses may come our way. However, we are never alone. Never. God is always with us. He will never leave us or turn His back on us. But we must seek His help. He will never force His way into our lives. The choice is up to us how we handle difficulties and where we seek help.

The 189th Chaplains are just a phone call, email or text away. We are available if you are facing difficulties, family illnesses, and job changes or just have questions about life. Call us. Email us. Text us. We are here for you and your families.