Luis Rivera // U.S. Navy SEAL
Do you carry a burden for something awful that you have done? Or maybe you are troubled by something you think you should have done, but didn’t do. Are your memories an ongoing source of pain and suffering for you? God has words of healing, forgiveness and hope for you. Allow yourself to begin to let go of the guilt that you carry.
Talking honestly about what we’ve experienced is difficult, but necessary. Guilt, anger, alienation, and loss of self worth after service are normal human reactions to extreme stress and trauma.
They don’t get better and they don’t go away on their own, but there is hope in processing your private thoughts and feelings with fellow warriors, and a God that does understand.
Your service, self-sacrifice, and patriotism came with a cost, but you don’t need to continue paying the price forever.