place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
( Psalms 138:7 ) ( Psalm 27:5 )
For; The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
A good friend of mine shared with me the metaphorical parallels of us to the honorable soldiers of WWII.
A person is completely removed from everything normal and familiar, and thrown into extreme conditions unprepared and without much guidance and expected to be victorious. When the fight is over, those people are returned home incomplete; without parts of their body, with post-traumatic stress and without the understanding of what they experience or how to go forth in their life because they are forever changed. They must finally come to a point and "discharge the soldier;" allow that part of your life to truly be over. Hang up those responsibilities forever. Try to grasp the current reality and let go of the immediate past. Learn to live with the loss and adapt in order to persevere.
This is giving me something to reflect upon.