Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”

Nahum 1:7 “The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”

The fighting on D-Day was only the beginning of the liberation of Europe during World War II. The war raged on until the spring of 1945.  Upon completion of the campaign in Europe, General Marshall wrote a letter to his friend and subordinate General Eisenhower congratulating him on his massive accomplishment for the cause of freedom.  Eisenhower’s response back was powerful and telling:

“Since the day I first went to England, indeed since I first reported to you in the War Department, the strongest weapon that I have always had in my hand was a confident feeling that you trusted my judgment, believed in the objectivity of my approach to any problem and were ready to sustain to the full limit of your resources and your tremendous moral support, anything that we found necessary to undertake to accomplish the defeat of the enemy.  This has had a tremendous effect on my staffs and principal subordinate commanders.  Their conviction that you had basic faith in this headquarters and would invariably resist interference from any outside sources, has done far more to strengthen my personal position throughout the war than is realized by those people who were affected by this circumstance … Our army and people have never been so deeply indebted to any other solider.”

What a powerful lesson on leadership and a power lesson on faith!

We must trust in our all-loving, all-powerful Lord and Savior!  By doing so, we shall be blessed.  We shall be steadied.  We shall be secure.  We shall be courageous.  We shall be known by God.

May we trust in His judgment.  May we believe in His wisdom.  May we embrace His sustaining power.  May we cling to his moral support.  May we accept His strengthening influence.  May we truly understand how deeply indebted we are to Him!


ADMIN NOTE: The Eisenhower quote was from Partners in Command