It was about 0100 in the morning and I had just finished my workout. I was walking back to my trailer and I was very frustrated at the events of the day. Things happened here, at work back home, and with my medical mission plans for here and Mongolia that all had me frustrated. One of the most difficult aspects about being deployed is that when things happen back home there is often very little you can do about it.
As I left my trailer to go take a shower, I started to have a good old fashioned pity party. That lasted about ten seconds before one of my favorite sections of scriptures came to mind. The verse comes from the book of Lamentations, which is a perfect place since I was lamenting my current situation.
I first discovered this chapter when I was going through a very difficult time. It was a fiery trial. I can remember reading the 3rd chapter of Lamentations and as I read I was agreeing with Jeremiah. I felt my life was horrible and I could identify with these verses,