Faith gives strength, courage

LETTER

Re: Why no help in conflicts, May 1 letter.

Jesus does help in times of conflict. Anzac Day has just passed and there were accounts of a stretcher bearer in WW1 whose faith would not allow him to take up arms against his fellow man. Yet he willingly went out under heavy gun fire to rescue wounded and dying soldiers, trusting in Jesus to see him through, and lifting the moral of the other soldiers.

There are accounts from chaplains and soldiers whose faith in Jesus saw them through conflict in modern times. Not only on the battle field but in many life-threatening events, a person’s faith in Jesus has given strength and courage to get them through.

God does not always take away the pain, but gives strength, wisdom, courage and grace in it.

As gold is purified in a furnace, so is man through affliction for eternal life.

L. Brydon

Re: Why no help in conflicts, May 1 letter.

Jesus does help in times of conflict. Anzac Day has just passed and there were accounts of a stretcher bearer in WW1 whose faith would not allow him to take up arms against his fellow man. Yet he willingly went out under heavy gun fire to rescue wounded and dying soldiers, trusting in Jesus to see him through, and lifting the moral of the other soldiers.

There are accounts from chaplains and soldiers whose faith in Jesus saw them through conflict in modern times. Not only on the battle field but in many life-threatening events, a person’s faith in Jesus has given strength and courage to get them through.

God does not always take away the pain, but gives strength, wisdom, courage and grace in it.

As gold is purified in a furnace, so is man through affliction for eternal life.

L. Brydon

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