Now for the meat of the matter. I started army traing may 16th when I shipped to fort Leonard wood Missouri. I spent the next 11 weeks processing, and then doing basic combat training. I graduated the 26th of July. From there I got on a bus and went a whole half mile to my AIT (advanced individual training). That was a Friday, I started 88m (truck driver - technical term is "motor vehicle operator") traing the next Monday. Here there is much more freedom. We have our cell phones (from which I currently write this), and have weekend passes to chill around on base.
Well a week ago I got a heartbreaking email. I would not be able to return to York college until the spring semester. I am not going to go into details cause it was a few different things, nothing bad though.
I was depressed when I got the email. I enrolled in classes at a local community college, but it won't be the same. So now I have no place to live, my friends are all going to be at school, I will miss soccer season, and I'm not going to be able to go "home".
I thought about it though, it's not really that bad.
God gives us situations that 1) we can't handle 2) we don't know how to handle 3) we don't want to handle, so that we can learn to rely on him.
God knows exactly what he's doing. He will not let you fall if you let him hold you. Always remember that he has you.
Psalm 23:4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
If you were a parent, would you leave your children behind?
Will God leave his children behind?
Just remember when you have a burden that you can't handle on your own, you may not have been meant to handle it alone, and that God wants to help you!
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."