Trust God for outcome

To the Journal editor:

When we veterans return from active military duty we sometimes painfully discover we have left battlefields of bombs and bullets only to encounter battlefields of narrow thinking and ideologies contrary to the values we so valiantly defended on foreign soil.

One can be as dangerous as the other, sometimes more so.

I no longer wear a uniform. The late 1950s and early 1960s are long past. But I can still very powerfully engage freedom’s “enemies” through faithfully drawing upon and releasing the fullness of God’s love, wisdom, grace and strength through disciplined prayer.

I encourage every veteran to not withdraw from the battle. Continue going forth by faithfully praying, “Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done” over each and every person and situation he or she encounters on a daily basis. Then, trust God to take it from there.

The outcome is God’s, not ours. The power of prayer is not in our hopes but in our faithfulness. The results are much more lasting and unquestionably more healing.