When a Solider Comes Home…..

PS2War although needed to stop Oppression and Dictatorship leaves wounds in the hearts of the families who longed for their Loved one to return but they didn’t and also for some Soldiers who did return but were wounded emotionally by what they experienced.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affecting battle-scarred Soldiers, in military combat is the most common cause in men, fifty-eight percent of combat Veterans may experience this, usually through nightmares and/or flashbacks. If these occur for more than three months it is considered chronic. I will leave a link for you which gives more information and help links if needed. I have also Posted a Video below about some of those Soldiers who experienced the impact of PTSD sharing how they felt when they came home.

PTSD – http://www.helpguide.org/mental/post_traumatic_stress_disorder_symptoms_treatment.htm

When my oldest brother Frank came home from serving in Vietnam, he was hardened and also weakened, although he didn’t experience the full symptoms of PTSD he did use alcohol to dull the horror that he had witnessed and had  been part of and it was many months before he responded positively to being back home. But I have known others who suffered many years unable to put behind them the trauma they encountered defending our Countries.

PS1We need to remember all those Soldiers who are hurting from the effects of PTSD with Love and Compassion, the horror they were part of was for you and me and so is the pain they are experiencing now.

Below is a few thoughts from a Soldier about how he felt towards everyday life happenings after coming home from combat .

When A Soldier Comes Home

S1PWhen a soldier comes home, he finds it hard…

S2P…To Listen to his son whine about being bored.

S3P…To keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.

S4P…To be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of
getting ready for work.

S5P…To be understanding when a co-worker complains about a
bad night’s sleep.

S6P… To be silent when people pray to God for a new car.

S7P…To control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.

S8P…To be compassionate when a businessman expresses
a fear of flying.

S9P…To keep from laughing when anxious Parents say they’re afraid
to send their kids off to Summer Camp.

S10P…To feel concerned when someone complains about hot weather in their Air-conditioned home.

S11P…To control his frustration when a colleague gripes
about his coffee being cold.

S12P…To remain calm when his daughter complains about having
to walk the dog.

S13P…To be civil to people who complain about their jobs.

S14P…To just walk away when someone says they only get
two weeks of vacation a year.

S15P…To be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a
new baby in the house.

The only thing harder than being a Soldier…

S16PIs for us to see them through the eyes of Love and accept the reality they have experienced for us…To do this fully we need God’s Love that is always patient, always compassionate and never ends.

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About Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus

Hi Child of The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, my name is Anne. I live in Queensland Australia, I’m very much a People person believing we are all people of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. Ron my husband encourages and supports me with my Blogs which I'm very grateful for. My main focus in life is my wonderful friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realise the same and be set free.
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7 Responses to When a Solider Comes Home…..

  1. Thank you for the post. It is very touching. Please keep up your good work.

    • Thank you for visiting Equipping The Saints and for your encouragement, I’m pleased you were touched by this Post, I know it is not what some want to focus on but at times we need to remember not just the glory of war but also the downside so we will seek to resolve differences without conflict but of course sometimes War is the only way to stop the invading powers of evil.

      You also keep up the good work Equipping The Saints, your Ministry blesses many and touches hearts too.

      Christian Love from both of us – Anne

  2. Ron says:

    Yes its agreed that PTSD is indeed a recognized war injury no different from a wound in any other parts of the body. The mind has been damaged and we should be caring and understanding. A lesson for us in our spiritual warfare against Satan . We often need the touch of the Great Physician, thanks Anne for the story.

    Blessings
    Ron

    • Yes I agree Love, we often need the touch of the Great Physician, when we witness horror and death.

      I can never understand why people fill their minds with rubbish, like horror movies and death and violence, apart from rubbish in, rubbish out, they become desensitized to what is evil and also loose their feelings of compassion and their desire to care for those who are hurting or in need , they can’t even recognize when someone is in pain emotionally, they become cold and impersonal..

      Christian Love Always dear – Anne

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