A life of unanswered prayer Accustomed to silent years of disappointment I expect failure and not success: How can I hope in You? As the Psalmist sang: “By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept. How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” Where O Lord is your victory? Where is you mighty hand? Where is the sign of your favor and love? Yet my trust in You is unbroken. You give me faith in your goodness, No matter what happens to me. My faith for the future is broken, my hope is crushed. I looked for your salvation, Your mighty works on the earth, And my eyes have grown weary with waiting. My heart is overcome with sorrow Because of the sins of the earth and the death of the innocent. Why do you remain silent? Where is your power and why is your justice not on display? Where are you when we cry out to you for deliverance? Lord, we are without power or strength We cannot redeem the earth. Our voices are stilled, our tongues are mute. When we speak, they do not listen. If they hear, … Read more
Herod murders babies in Jerusalem, Pharoah orders the murder of all the male Hebrew children in Egypt. When God is about to send deliverers, Satan motivates worldly powers to destroy that generation. We are living in a time such as this when the shedding of innocent blood is considered a good thing, and corrupt rulers and perverted courts oppress the people. How should we respond? Praise God (Anyhow).
There is a strange and unrealistic movement in the radical left today to somehow fix the country by cleansing its history of all its imperfect past. This attempt to erase history, rather than to learn from it, is more than idealism. It is thought control. In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the powers that be were constantly changing and rewriting history to fit with their present political objectives. “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”