Life Challenges

Combatting Veteran Suicide

Some wars aren't over—but they can be. There is someone who understands everything you have endured. He doesn’t want you bailing out; he wants to make you whole. In the Bible, God holds out to you hope and healing.

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Theme Verse

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

PSALM 103:2-5 ESV

Combatting Veteran Suicide
Article: 11 Min

Naaman: What a Syrian Soldier Teaches Us About Jesus

Hebrews 10:39 NIV

But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

Psalm 33:18-19 NIV

The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.

Article: 7 Min

The Hardest Battle: Veterans, Suicide, and the Struggle for Identity

By Josh Holler at Desiring God Ministries: 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, who served in Iraq twice between 2007–2009

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Folk | Country Gospel

We Remember

by Steven Curtis Chapman

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It's Always Been You

by Phil Wickham



by Quinten Coblentz feat. Eris Ford

Dear Veteran, Here's How to Heal

We may further say that the most sorrowful and the most sinful are welcome to the Lord Jesus.

The most sorrowful may come; I mean those in depair, those who are at their wits’ ends, those poor souls who, through superabundant difficulty are ready to do the most unreasonable things—ready, it may even be, to give way to that wicked, Satanic temptation of rushing from this present life into a world unknown by their own hand.

Go, sorrowful one, go now to Jesus, whose tender heart will feel for you … first and foremost, in a flood of tears, reveal your case to the great invisible helper. Kneel down and tell him all that racks your spirit and fills your tortured mind and plead the promise.

Spurgeon, MTP, vol. 13, 157 (“A Troubled Prayer”).

by Charles Spurgeon
A Prayer for Strength

When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-21 NLT