9/11 and disastrous Afghanistan pullout: What should we do now?

9/11 and disastrous Afghanistan pullout: What should we do now? | Voice

By David Kubal

How do we as a nation take that righteous anger that we are feeling and do something that will make a difference?America is gone, and the world has taken note of how we left and who we left behind.  As Americans, we watched in horror while the government, whose only real job is to protect us, left our fellow citizens, our allies, and innocent people behind in the most brutal and traitorous way.

First, by praying.

While modern culture is quick to dismiss prayer as weak and ineffective, it is a powerful tool. Prayer moves God’s hand.

It offers encouragement, changes circumstances, brings peace, delivers those in need, builds hope, cements courage, and draws us to God.

Prayer has also played a huge part in our nation’s history.

Prayer was the key to breaking a 5-week-long stalemate in the writing of our founding documents and the creation of our nation’s framework.

In response to the floundering efforts and disagreement, Benjamin Franklin challenged his fellow founders in the Continental Convention of 1787, declaring, “And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proof I see of this truth—that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, it is probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

After the period of prayer and fasting, our Constitution was authored—an inspired document that is the longest ongoing Constitution in the history of the world.

The impact of prayer is woven into the fabric of the American people, and that continues to this day. Millions of Americans have been praying for Afghanistan as they’ve watched the events spiral out-of-control, and we’ve seen the power of prayer at work. Stories are emerging on social media of people passing a Taliban checkpoint unchallenged or hiding unnoticed in a building crawling with Taliban. These stories are a testament to God at work.

But in addition to prayer, we need to seek ways to take direct, physical action.

The Bible gives us examples of combining prayer and direct action. A very applicable example is found in the book of Esther. When the Jews were in danger of slaughter from the evil plans and deceit of Haman, Esther employed prayer and fasting, then took action to appeal to the King, ultimately saving the Jewish people…

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