The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. 11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. 13 From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; 14 from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth— 15 he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. 16 No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. 17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. 18 BUT THE EYES OF THE LORD are on those who fear him, on those WHOSE HOPE is in his unfailing love,19 to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. 20 We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. 21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. 22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. –Psalm 33: 10-22
The first ten verses of Psalm 33 are also worth reading, as they set the stage for the rest, shown above. The hope open to nations and individuals alike is very clear—the plans, purposes, and strength of God vs. the plans, purposes, and strength of kings, nations, and man. Only God can overcome our true enemy and make an eternal difference in lives through Jesus, the one hope of both our broken world and of brokenness and needs of all types. July 4th marks Independence Day in the U.S. Let’s say YES TO LIBERTY AND YES TO GOD as we all keep praying that the United States of America would continue to live out its heritage of putting its hope and faith in the Lord.
ISAIAH 40:28-31 vs…..
We took the above photo on the beach in middle Chile the weekend after the strong earthquake and resulting tsunamis in Feb. 2010 when we and many others went to help. The God of Psalm 33 and of Isaiah is the same God that takes us and the development of our two main ministries forward in Chile, together with all other ministries in the world. As you enter this summer, please keep your prayers coming for our Chile Mission boards and for July progress made.
There are on-going meetings, information gathering, and trips in motion weekly with regards to the Children’s residence and the development of the Christian Center & camp in middle Chile. We and Domingo recently met an owner of more property in Ñipas and look forward to talking specifics with him this month. In Santiago our meetings with regard to the best “child- focused” use of our mission property are bearing fruit as well, especially in investigating the use of one or more of our ministry homes for parents from outside of Santiago that need housing and support while visiting their child in long-term hospital care situations. Our plans, purposes, and strength ARE based in the Lord. Thanks so much for the part you play!
Praising, praying, and fasting as we all serve our “Hope of the World”, LORD AND CREATOR of all,