Hope in Uncertain Times

This past week our Battalion celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the United States Navy Seabees, as well as the 145th Anniversary of the Civil Engineer Corps. Hoo-rah!!  It was a day marked with silent reflection, prayer, tradition, and a time of games and fun.  Yet, on the back of most of our minds was the reality that the military is downsizing. The NCF is slowly taking away more battalions in order to meet the budget crisis that is over taken our nation.  Even as some of you read this you possibly are in the process of being asked to leave the service, or know of a Seabee who has been sent home, even in the midst of strong performance marks. This has left the NCF community in a state of fear, and uncertainty.

As your Command Chaplain I would encourage you to engage this fear head on, with strength, confidence, and assurance. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”  You do not know the future, and you do not know the outcome of our current situation. However, God does.  So trust in Him today.  Lean not on your own understanding, but upon God’s, and he will make your paths straight full of strength, confidence, and assurance.  So keep your heads up Seabees, and fix your eyes upon the Lord. Pray that He will guide us through this trying time, just as He guided our forces in World War Two, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, and still today as we participate in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

May God richly bless you this week!

In Your Service Chaps Myers

This message comes to you from your Command Chaplain LTJG Brian Myers.

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