“The Word of God brings comfort to soldiers.”
Military Bibles help Service Members, Reservists, and Veterans find hope.
Throughout his 28 years in the armed forces, Charles King* carried a Bible in his cargo pocket. No stranger to combat tours in war zones, Charles relied on God’s Word to ease the tension and comfort him about his purpose.
During some of his most treacherous assignments, Charles often found himself in countries where he didn’t speak the language. That’s when his faith sustained him.
"At times, it was just me and God," says Charles. He was very lonely, but the Bible gave him comfort and the knowledge that God was there with him. He says that it is during these difficult times "where his Word comes in to increase your faith."
In the midst of turmoil, there was one Bible verse he clung to: “He has set the right time for everything. He has given us a desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully understanding what he does,” (Ecclesiastes 3:11 GNT).
Having the Bible with him at all times also allowed him to share Scripture with others. “The Word of God brings comfort to soldiers,” says Charles. This is especially important to those who are risking their lives in combat.
“There’s a lot of guys coming home with injuries, but it’s the heart that’s really hurt — and only Jesus can fix that.”
Right now, active duty Service Members, Reservists, and almost 22 million Veterans continue to need God’s Word to help them deal with challenges resulting from their Military service. Many have been impacted physically, mentally, and spiritually, and they seek a peace only Christ can provide.
With the help of our financial partners, Military Bibles, the God Understands program for Veterans, and other Scripture engagement materials are made available. Because of their generosity, we’re able to show our Troops gratitude for their sacrifice by bringing them the light and hope of God’s Word.
*Name changed for privacy.
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