Because you relied on the king of Aram and not on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand. Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen? Yet when you relied on the Lord, he delivered them into your hand. For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:7-9
Israel relied on the king of Aram and not the Lord. If this isn’t fitting for where we are today in our nation, I’m not sure what is. It’s always dangerous to rely solely on mere men to make the tough decisions that need to be made. Let’s face it, men and women make mistakes. We all do. From President Washington to the sitting President Bush, they have all had to make extremely difficult decisions daily that very few people ever have to make.
Blessed are the leaders who readily admit that they don’t have all the answers and falls on their faces before Almighty God. Blessed also are their followers who also take the time to bathe those leaders in prayer.