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Comfort and Hope from the Scriptures

God understands you. He understands your hopes and dreams. And he understands your sorrow and fear — every one of your emotions. Let the words of the God Understands series bring you needed hope, healing, comfort and encouragement.


Armed Services Ministry in collaboration with Veteran Affairs (VA) chaplain consultants developed the God Understands series: A resource created to provide healing, hope and comfort to Veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and the spiritual, physical and emotional brokenness brought on by active duty service.

Based on the Spiritual Injury Scale used by VA chaplains, real life situations about Veterans are shared to help identify spiritual injuries that often lead to feelings of uncertainty.

There is a common human thread that flows through our frailties, our weaknesses, our heartaches and our sufferings—and a common thread of hope that so many have found through prayer and Scripture.

Engaging this content can help you process your injuries and begin to heal. Start your own journey today.

How to Engage
  1. Click On Get Started
  2. Begin Your Journey
    • Select the Spiritual Injury topic that speaks to you. Or take the spiritual assessment survey which will recommend topics just for you.
    • Start with Introduction for an overview of your topic.
    • Dig deeper by reflecting on the Scriptures, thought-provoking questions and prayers unique to each topic.
  3. Engage in a Format that You Like
    • Engage online: Drop-down options allow you to engage the material section by section. Font size can be enlarged.
    • Print.
    • Listen to dramatic readings of select topics available online or download to your electronic device.
    • Sign up for text message journeys.
    • Order resource. Also available in large print and on CD.
  4. Connect with Others
    • Join the God Understands Facebook group: Initiate a discussion and share your journey with others who understand.
    • Veterans, contact a VA chaplain at your local VA Medical Center.
  5. Give Feedback
    We’d like to hear from you! Tell us what you think of the God Understands series by filling out a brief online survey.