"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God." Psalm 20:7 (KJV)
Governor Mike Pence, who was standing so firmly in the face of an unbelievable onslaught by the media and liberal activists, has caved. Earlier today, he signed a so-called "fix" to Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) -- a fix that many say is worse than not having the RFRA in the first place.
How can one describe the thoughts and feelings of anyone who puts any real value on religious freedom? Disappointed? No -- it goes much deeper than that. Our hero in this battle has fallen, has given in. We are crushed. Shocked. Angry. Betrayed.
I am reminded of David's words after the death of Jonathan, in 2 Samuel 2:25 (NKJV)...
"How the mighty have fallen in the midst of the battle!"
Friends, we -- Christian conservatives -- have tried a variety of methods as we seek to defend freedom. We've tried ignoring politics. We've tried electing good people. We've tried passing good laws. We've tried stopping bad laws. But at the end of the day, even the greatest among us stumble. The best of laws are overturned, and bad laws are, it seems, far too often passed.
Who can we trust? Is there any hope?
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."
Even in the midst of shocking disappointment and crushing defeat, I trust God's plan. I know that he works everything together for good for them that love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). God is constant and unchanging, even as the culture around us tosses about as waves on the sea. His plan never fails.
To paraphrase the Psalmist in Psalm 20:7... "Some trust in laws, and some trust in lawmakers, but we will trust in the name of the Lord our God."