Hold fast to your faith

  • Published
  • By Ch. (Lt. Col.) W. Lance Hoggatt
  • 908th Airlift Wing
Every day you and I face hundreds of difficulties. Some of these are mild irritants, such as when someone cuts in front of us in traffic. Others rise to the level of producing stress in our day-to-day living, such as when the car won't start and you're late to work.Other examples are a sick child or a bank balance lower than a bill balance.

Some difficulties become debilitating and produce long-term issues, such as job loss, lack of promotion, or someone close to you died. Situations, whether small or large, produce anxiety, depression, fear, anger, or sadness.

Faith is a vital component of how we deal with the crisis we face. Psalm 130:5 states "I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word."

We also count on spouses and family during difficult times. We turn to friends. We seek professional counselors, crisis counseling and chaplains. Military One Source is one great example of a place we can turn for help.

The key is that we must ask for help. Imagine you broke your arm, would you simply let it go untreated? Of course not. You would have it examined, x-rayed, set and immobilized. You would seek care for the broken arm. Why do we view other problems any differently than a broken arm?

Chaplains at the 908 Airlift Wing are here to help you with your difficulties, no matter their size. We offer solution-focused counseling in a safe and confidential environment. You can count on us.

Hold fast to your faith.