David Against Goliath

I have had so many thoughts about the war in Ukraine – about Russia attacking a sovereign nation for no reason other than greed. Like everyone else, I’ve watched the reports. I’ve read the articles on the internet – the good ones, the manufactured ones and the right-down-ridiculous ones and I’ve wondered where this is all going.

First of all, I am angry. I am angry that any nation – or state – can attack another one without cause. That you can arbitrarily lob over bombs, send in troops and tanks, burn and destroy everything that is beautiful about the sovereign country for no legitimate reason. I am angry that over one million people have had to flee for their lives into neighboring Poland. Like everyone else, I am asking why.

There are rumors of the mental health of the dictator Putin being unstable, and I have to say I’ve wondered about that. I have no way of knowing as I don’t know him, have never met him and have had no real opinion about him – until now. I won’t express my opinion about him now but I’m sure it aligns with everyone who follows this blog.

I have been amazed, thrilled and in awe of President Zelenskyy, of Ukraine, as he has stood to fight and not run like so many leaders would have done. Whether he survives this war or dies fighting for his country, he will definitely go down as a real hero to the world.

President Volodymyr Zalenskyy

II Chronicles 14 tells the story of King Asa, king of Judah. “Asa had an army of three hundred thousand men from Judah, equipped with large shields and with spears, and two hundred and eighty thousand from Benjamin, armed with small shields and with bows. All these were brave fighting men.

9 Zerah the Cushite marched out against them with an army of thousands upon thousands and three hundred chariots, and came as far as Mareshah. 10 Asa went out to meet him, and they took up battle positions in the Valley of Zephathah near Mareshah.

11 Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, Lord our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. Lord, you are our God; do not let mere mortals prevail against you.”

12 The Lord struck down the Cushites before Asa and Judah. The Cushites fled, 13 and Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar. Such a great number of Cushites fell that they could not recover; they were crushed before the Lord and his forces. The men of Judah carried off a large amount of plunder. 14 They destroyed all the villages around Gerar, for the terror of the Lord had fallen on them. They looted all these villages, since there was much plunder there. 15 They also attacked the camps of the herders and carried off droves of sheep and goats and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.”

History repeats itself. Once again, we see a bully trying to destroy an innocent. God intervened then and I believe He will now. I, along with multitudes of others, are praying for God’s intervention in this unwarranted war. We are seeking Him and His power to overthrow the seemingly mighty and bring him down to the desert where he belongs.

God’s power is greater than any army, any dictator, any crazy person. I am trusting God and I am praying for Ukraine.

About heartlandheartbeat

Margy Pezdirtz has been a leader in the Christian Zionist movement for over twenty-five years. She has diligently worked as an activist in the church and community to increase awareness of Israel, to teach on Judeo-Christian relationships, and to promote the cause of Israel in whatever manner deemed necessary. It is her firm belief that in order to make a difference in the church, and the world, for the cause of Israel, a solid network of like-minded people has to be established at the grass roots level.
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