“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” a
Our foundational “checks and balances” system is proving impotent in the face of legislative courts and rebellious fiats. As helplessness sets in, I must lean on Leah Teital’s discipline, “We have trained ourselves not to lose hope.” And Leah knows of what she speaks. She and her husband, Pastor Ortiz, are Messianic Jews living in Israel. Their home was bombed by a Jewish extremist hoping to rid Israel of those with beliefs different from his own. Their son, Ami, was severely injured in the bombing but has made a significant recovery. Leah reminds me, “God’s Word ‘comforts, supports, guides and gives hope…’”
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God” (Psalm 43:5).
“Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases” (Psalm 115:3).