More from Jim Forayter
In the two years since I wrote today's devotional, life hasn't been to kind to me.
My wife left me for a while and, after much angst on my part, she decided to return. She has bipolar disorder and has her ups and downs, as indeed we all do.
My PTSD put me in hospital a couple of times and is still giving me grief. I didn't know it would come in layers. Two of those layers have been dealt with, the last is still a work in progress. It is proving to be a spiritual battle against the forces of the evil one. My mental health worker is a Christian, and I believe we will both learn from my battle against the evil forces that were cast upon us during my time in Vietnam. I believe that all will be dealt with, as God and professionals help me. My coming to Hervey Bay in Queensland, Australia was God sending me here. I wasn't coming here to start with, but much has been dealt with while here.
I am learning from this. When you become a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, you realize you don't actually own anything here on Earth. You may be a steward of some things in order to pass them on to others. Other things wear out, including our bodies, which I have learned we don't own either. Our life belongs in the hands of God and all will come good (Rom. 8:28), as the Apostle Paul wrote, whether I stay here or go to be with the Lord (Phillipians 1:21-25).
In spite of all this, those rainbows still come into the kitchen and office. God is with me and will guide me through the narrow door. I am his and he will never let me out of his hand.
God bless you all.
- Jim Forayter