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Our sailor recently did not make the cut for the job he signed up for with the Navy. It was rigorous mentally and physically. This had been his life-long dream and he worked hard to prepare prior to enlisting and going to Basic this past fall. Please pray that his faith in the Lord will be restored and that the discouragement and devastation that shrouds his thoughts will be destroyed by our Lord. Thank you. He is now being re-assigned yet is frustrated with the entire process. 

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Prayers going up.

My sailor has many frustrations....seems like this next year she will be getting out, even tho she wanted reserves....we KNOW our God has a plan and is holding them in His arms.  But we do need to Pray every day that they are Listening and moving with Him.

Father, guide our children, Holy Sprit awake in them a need to Know and Follow our Lord and Savior. Amen 

Thank you! God's got this, I believe!
Thank you for your prayers.I'll be including your daughter in mine.

Lord Jesus, please blanket our children in your peace, grace and reassurance. We know who you love more than we even love them, which is hard to comprehend. Thank you Father, for being the One who knew them before they first drew their first breath. You do have plans for them!

Lord, I pray our children will accept that Your ways are not our ways, but that You have a perfect plan for their life.

Hey Lady! Totally understand the disappointment factor.  Praying for your son to recognize that when one road is blocked, the road you have to turn down has even better things in store.  I can tell you a little bit about my sons journey but lets suffice to say at this point we are waiting for the paperwork to come through that will make him Medically Retired from the Navy.  He has been on quite the roller coaster over the last two years, but he is rising above the disappointment and loss of his dream and searching for the new dream.  Your son will find his new dream too.  Hugs!

God is faithful in the storm. Praying for your son. Keep me posted.

Prayers.  It happened to my son also.  I try to explain that this was God's way of letting him know the road he was on was not for him, and God is setting him on the correct path. 

Right now it's hard bcuz my son asks "Where was God when I was in the pool?" I'll add your son to my "gap-filling" prayers.
Thank you all moms for your encouragement and support. We know God has all of this under control, for each son and daughter in the Navy. Your prayers are truly precious to me, and I am praying for your sailor is well. Thank you, thank you. Encouraged my son to see someone today about "all this" as I don't know what resources are available when their plans get turned upside down. Any direction from you is appreciated. Please pray that he will find peace & be encouraged by an ambassador from God.

Have him check in with the Chaplains office on base.  During a portion of the time my son was recovering from yet another surgery, he was blessed to work with the RPO's as his T-Div assignment.  That was very helpful to him for a multitude of reasons.

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