Category Archives: September 11, 2017 — 16 Years Later

I Will Never Forget — 9/11 (16 Years Later)

There are many days that hold a significant place in my heart and today is one of those days. There is not ONE September 11th that goes by where I do not recall where I was at the moment we were devastated by the tragic events that occurred on that day.

I was active duty in the Air Force and pregnant with my oldest daughter at that time and like everyone else, was paralyzed with disbelief at what was occurring, both in the place I was born (NYC) and also so close to where I worked and lived in the DC metro area. So many precious lives were lost. I won’t ever understand hatred and on that day, it was made so apparent to me, that so much happens in life that is beyond our control and surpasses our comprehension; and that is why it is a MUST that we trust in the Lord at ALL times.

Psalm 62:8 reminds us, “Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

When we open up our hearts and pour out ourselves to the Lord, like a fortress and high tower, the Lord WILL shelter us. There are times when unforeseen circumstances will arise in our lives and we could be inclined to think that the Lord has turned away from us, but that is the furthest thing from the truth.

In all that we endure and go through, the Lord promises to never leave us nor forsake us. The Lord cares for us and promises to come to our rescue and be our refuge. We can be experiencing the highest of the highs and before we are given the opportunity to blink our eyes, we can be blindsided by the lowest of valley lows.

But remember, the Lord is NEVER off duty and is ALWAYS present.

Since September 11, 2001, I have learned for myself, that God is our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proven help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1). The Lord’s truth endures in every situation and His mercy is everlasting.

Because of September 11th, so much has changed. As I go in and out the city, I have that visual reminder, every time I see the One World Trade Center now.

I won’t ever forget those who sacrificed their lives on that day; and will continue to pray for those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. As a prayer warrior, I also won’t stop interceding on behalf of our nation as whole because there is absolutely NO time or room for hatred, of any kind, or on any level.

Life is too short and we have been given the opportunity, through Christ, to make a positive impact in the world we live in and be that change that we desire to see around us.

Be Blessed My Encouragement for Your Journey Family!!!

Brandi

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