Thursday, August 14, 2014

Why do we put so much trust in the American Military?

We are hearing reports and seeing pictures of atrocities committed against innocent Christian children that include public beheading.  Question?  Why do we think that the American Military is the answer?  I ‘happened’ to read this today from Psalms 33 (NLT).

16The best-equipped army cannot save a king,
nor is great strength enough to save a warrior.
17Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory—
for all its strength, it cannot save you.
18But the Lord watches over those who fear him,
those who rely on his unfailing love.
19He rescues them from death
and keeps them alive in times of famine.
20We put our hope in the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.

As a cancer overcomer, I realize the temptation to put one’s hope in the oncologist, the staff of medical personnel, chemotherapy drugs and one’s health insurance.  I am only suggesting that when problems of great magnitude continue to break upon our lives, that we “put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield”.  This will require a real lean in to “rely” on the Lord’s help.  The Lord’s helper may be the American Military, and it may not.  I would like to rely more heavily on the One who can hurl hailstones onto ISIS, and who also can raise up laborers to preach the gospel to terrorists.

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