Updated: Jul 25, 2019
Are You Content? Do You Have Peace In Your Life?
In May, we had our Hamburger Hill Rakkasan Chapter / National Rakkasan Association Reunion and I departed Clarksville feeling satisfied, content, at peace, and with joy in my heart. It was a fantastic reunion. Attending our reunion is always a highlight of my life, each year and I encourage every Rakkasan to come each year, to renew friendships, make new friends, see the active duty Rakkasans, and participate in all of the activities.
The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 5:11 ….for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Life has many ups and downs, which can lift you up or make you feel, you have a huge burden, that you have to carry. The high points of life can give joy or happiness you, but often is soon, just a memory. The low points in your life can be overwhelming. You may have thought of some of the highs and lows of your life, as you were reading, this page.
Contentment and peace are often an elusive dream or thought that many never seem to attain. We think we must have material things, certain relationships with people, have activities in our lives that we think will bring us peace and contentment. We all have gained peace and contentment, for a while through, these things, but it is temporary. Material things break, rust, deteriorate, become obsolete, or we lose our interest in them. Relationships with people change, because people change for a myriad of reasons, such as breakups, divorce, death, and sometimes we drift apart from friends, that we once were so close to and make additional friends. We try to find peace and contentment by filling our lives with work, sports, entertainment, and a host of other reasons, but the feeling we get from these activities is not permanent.
We, who been in and seen the horrors of war, often do not have a true and lasting peace and contentment. We may freely talk about, what happened, but all too often in the still of night, thoughts and recurring dreams may come, that shake every fiber of our being. We seek relief from our very thoughts, in many ways, but it will only come, from God.
Ephesians 2:14 says Jesus Christ “is our peace.”
Hebrews 13:5 …..be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
It is God’s will for us to be content and at peace, in our hearts, not temporary, but an everlasting permanent, spiritual contentment and peace. Contentment and peace comes from a personal relationship with God and living in his will, which is freely offered to all,
through Jesus Christ.
-Dennis Helms, Chaplain