A Soldier’s Testimony


This is a powerful testimony that was a blessing to me and I pray it is a blessing to you as well!  Scotty Smiley was a soldier in the United States Army Rangers and he was blinded in the fighting in Mosul, Iraq.  He shared his testimony with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association podcast ministry called “God.  People.  Stories.”  It also includes a powerful sermon from Billy Graham on our hope in Jesus.  May it encourage and inspire your faith as it did mine!  God bless you all!

“It was nothing but fear, anxiety and stress and I didn’t know what to do.”

-Scotty Smiley

“Scotty Smiley lost his eyesight in Iraq after a suicide car bomb blew shrapnel into his eyes.  His world went dark, physically and spiritually, and Scotty was furious at God for letting it happen.

Today, though, Scotty has an “unseen hope” that stems from his relationship with Jesus Christ.  Scotty and his wife, Tiffany, share their story on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories.”


Please click the link below to listen to the GPS Podcast from the BGEA:

A Wounded Veteran’s Anger Toward God

Grace and peace to you all in Jesus’ Name!

May we all trust God no matter what challenges we face!

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…”

Romans 1:16

Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

9 thoughts on “A Soldier’s Testimony”

  1. Scott must have gone through a lot of anger, despair, and grief dealing with his blindness for quite a while. His testimony in how he came to grips with it because of the loving support from his wife, and Christian friends who wouldn’t give up on him, that he became even a stronger Christian by putting his full trust in God is so inspiring! Replacing the “why” with “trust” in God, must finally give so much comfort and peace. I believe when we get to Heaven, we will be told “why”…and when that time comes, we will respond with, “Oh, of course, now I see.” What an inspiration Scott’s testimony is to us.

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    1. Amen Mom, well said! Thanks for listening to it! Scotty served our country bravely and he deserves to be heard. Praise God for his testimony! It has helped me gain a more righteous perspective on my suffering. God is good!


  2. Amen! When I first started my faith in God; I was amazed at how I had done so many bad things; bad mouthed God and Christians and was just so angry; yet God came to me and I felt so many signs from him. Regardless how I hurt God; he loved me despite of that and I felt he wanted a relationship with me and once I let God in my life; I felt the spirit immediately and my life improved. We are blessed to have such a loving God

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