Just a friendly reminder… God is in control

Hope, God Is In Control
Hope, God Is In Control

We are living in very uncertain times. The past few days have been very tense, whether on social media forums or out here in real life. A world war is one possible outcome that could be on the horizon. But with this article, which normally I do not write about, I want to remind people that God is in control.

President Trump made an unexpected, but much needed move, sending a message to the radical Islamic world. People are concerned war could happen and more lives could be lost. Tensions, even between people of similar parties, are divided on what recently happened. Governments have their own agendas whether or not it will benefit the people or will simply fit their agenda one thing is for sure, God does see all.

Now, I am far from a Torah expert, or any kind of expert in religion, but I do believe in God, the God of my fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as any Jew would. I know He is watching and helping in His own way. Yes, bad things happen to innocents, children, women, etc. but that does not mean God is not intervening. Even in the darkest of times good came out of it because there was a glimpse of light and hope.

All I am asking is this, let’s clear our heads. We need to stay unified. Remember, no matter who the leadership of any country is, there is a powerful God who is the King of the Universe watching everything. In the end, the people of faith who believe in God, no matter the faith, who love their neighbors as themselves, will triumph in the end.

David Weissman was born in Queens, NY and served 13 years in the U.S. Army as a chaplain assistant, including two deployments to Afghanistan. Upon being honorably discharged he made the Jewish right of return (Aliyah) and moved to the city of Ashkelon in Israel where he experienced the war with Hamas in the summer of 2014. David is now a freelance writer living in the city of Efrat in the Jerusalem district.