The gung-ho, confident warrior became a battlefield casualty, his left leg sheared off below the knee, the right leg amputated ten days later. He was scarred and scared, injured in body, mind, and spirit. Fear controlled him—fear about walking with artificial legs, fathering children, starting new in a civilian career. Could he be as confident as before the injury?
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NKJV).
Slowly he began to trust the promise of Philippians 4:6-7. Of course, this meant trusting the power of prayer. His journey was full of bomb craters and booby-traps: troubled relationships, financial devastation, illnesses, and additional surgeries. But he came to realize that the way to a “new normal” after injury is by following and trusting Jesus Christ. That’s what brought him through!
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.