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Blessed

Meg

“What happened to this sense of being blessed you had?” (Galatians 4:15  HCSB).

In the book of Galatians, Paul writes to some of his dear friends. He wonders how their faith could have gotten so off track. How they could have so easily forgotten everything God had done for them.

I would love to say that I have never fallen into the trap of the Galatians, that I’ve never doubted my Savior. But that would be a lie. I have.

Time after time I get a “woe-is-me” attitude. I look around me at everything that is wrong and grumble at those imperfections.

The military life isn’t easy. There are some days that I wonder why exactly I’m living here, hundreds of miles away from dear friends and family. There are times when I pity my lot in life, and doubt the goodness of my Savior.

But then I read a verse like this that challenges me to look for the good. It challenges me to remember the many blessings that are in my life. This military life is such a great adventure! My husband, daughter and I have the privilege of exploring so many different places and making all kinds of friends. We are able to share our love for God in the very way we live our everyday lives. What a privilege and honor. I get excited just thinking about what the future will hold for us. Yes, this life is lonely, and it’s oh so easy to focus on the downside, but the upside is so much more amazing!

And anyhow, if it wasn’t for the military, I never would have met my amazing husband. And that wouldn’t do, now would it?