We Walk Away!
[From a Soldiers Heart]
We walk away from our family and friends and join the fight to Defend our Freedoms and the Freedoms of our Allies.
We have seen so much hurt and death, we try to forget, we try hide the pain, we seek a place of solitude to find some refuge from all the noise around us. When solitude and a little rest finally comes, we are awaken by a familiar sound, the fighting and the fear, and the the planes flying overhead, and the people running and there, seeking cover and refuge. And at the end of the Tour, once again We Walk Away.
We come back home, we try to allow those loved one and friends that we left behind, to once again become a part of our coming home. But there are still times that we need to walk away, to find some solitude and peace of mind. Even though, we truly want and need those we love to come around us and share our pain, to help drown the tears, that seem to come now more than before, and our hearts and shattered minds are left alone.
We come back home in hope of finding reason and understanding for why we sacrifice so much for people who could care less about the cause of our pain. But we get hit by every bullet inscribed with every cruel word we hate you for what you do. We get lost within the deciet--betrayal and distrust, for atime we were fooled by fake concern. In angry dismay, we turn and walk away!
We come back home and seek comfort and friendship with those who have shared and seen our nightmare, some may we have created on our own! Where love and trust is just a hope and hate and cruelty is all that's shown. And it seems that no one really cares at all, about how we feel. Because none of them know the feeling of truly beiing real in a living nightmare called War. So, in utter dismay and discuss, we turn and Walk Away!
"I lift up eyes to You whose throne is in heaven. As the eyes of slaves look to the land of their master, as the eyes of a handmaid looks to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, 'til He shows us His mercy.
Have mercy on us O Lord, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt, we ahve endured much ridicule from the proud, much contempt from the arrogant."
"I lift up my voice and hands in humble praise and worship to You, Lord, for all You have done in my life, O Lord my God, I take my refuge in You.
Lead me, and guide me in all Your ways, search my heart to make it pure in Your righteousness; because the ways of the world are ever before me.
I find it hard to maintain at all times a pure heart and remain pure in thought; Yet, O Lord; You do not reject me when I stumble or fall;
Your Grace and Compassion are always covering my life, I praise You and give You Glory and Honor for the valleys that You have brought me through." Amen!
Walk With Me
Just One More Mile!
I have walked this road many times before, but never as I did today, Never have I seen the life that goes on alon gthe way, as I have today. As I was walking in the freshness of the dawning sun, I looked up to see a man standing straightway in the road ahead of me. I greeted Him with a warm hello----He said nothing, except to ask, if He might walk with me for a while? So, we walked together down the road that leads to the seashore. So we walked, He began to tell me of things that had already happened in my life, as if He were reading them from a book. He spoke that were yet to come in my days ahead, He told me if the trials and persecutions that would befall me because of my convictions of my faith. He spoke as a Teacher to His student, and He spoke with me as a loving and caring friend. He spoke of things that I had lerned as a child, and of the knowledge I had gained as a young man. He spoke of the knowledge and wisdom I will gain in the years to come.