I Can't Help You

I Can't Help You
Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Probably three out of ten of the letters I get from veterans say about the same thing: "No one will help me."

Veterans face the same battles as civilians -- finances, health, family, employment. But veterans sometimes are more prone to nightmares, homelessness, debilitating anxiety, loss of friendship, physical, emotional and psychological wounds and the subsequent disabilities.

The world (in the guise of the VA, the church, the community, and sometimes even friends and family) seem unable or unwilling to help.

Jesus said to give Him your burdens. He promises to give you rest. When was the last time you slept through the night? Let Him carry your burdens until you can get back on your feet. Trust Him to help you. Trust Him to place the right people and assistance in your path to see you through.

No, the world can't help. But God can.

When the World says, "I can't help you,"
God says, "Give me your burdens."

Carry my pack for me, Jesus. Take this burden away from me. I'm bent double by its load. When you place people in my path to help, don't let me shove them aside. Teach me to lean on you. I don't have to be strong all the time. I don't have to do this by myself. Here, Lord, are my burdens. Amen.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.

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