“The fear of others lays a snare, but the one who trusts in the Lord is secure.”
Eighteen years ago, September 11, 2001, a horrific incidents occurred. The innocent people of America were attacked, without warning! New York City suddenly became a war zone; the Pentagon was attacked; and a plane full of people crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania—thousands of innocent lives were taken that day. Their lives were snuffed out and the lives of their families were changed forever.
The rest of us sat and watched, via television, the horrible and terrifying event in disbelief. As with all things, there is a ripple effect yet today, 2019, hundreds, perhaps thousands of others are facing residual effects from the dust and chemicals they inhaled as they were trying to save lives. This was an evil attack upon the citizens of the United States of America!
We must never forget. People’s lives—innocent people—were lost, let it not be in vain. Help us to remember, but also help us to move on, O Lord. We can become stronger and wiser if we seek your advice, Father—only you know the future—help us prepare.
We cannot let fear and/or anger take us over. That will accomplish nothing but more disaster. You see, that is what these evil persons had in mind. Besides annihilating sweet, hardworking people, they hoped the rest would cower in fear behind closed doors. They wanted to cripple the nation. They do not understand that evil can never overcome good!
Those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, even remotely, have an excellent chance of being victorious, because God has already won the victory and God is good—ALLTHE TIME! In fact, I choose to believe, that this attack had the opposite effect of what was intended. Because of a number of incidences, people who had not believed or were on the verge of believing, had their eyes opened. Now God’s army has been enlarged and the enemy should take note.
Just as living in fear is not the answer, neither is living with a heart filled with anger. Both will lead you down the road of desolation. Instead, put your energy into traveling the road that leads to your Eternal Home. Protect yourself—yes, but do not walk in a manner that says, “We will make them pay!” God will have vengeance upon them, in His time. (Romans 12:19)
Let us live in this beautiful land that God has created for us in peace as much as it is possible—“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good! (Romans 12:21)
Father, only You know the future—help us prepare. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN
Read Psalm 91:14, 15/Psalm 94:1
Proverbs 29:11 Romans 12:18, 21 I Peter 2:21, 23 Isaiah 53:7