The Power of the Sword Shall Not Hurt Thee
J. K. Street wrote the following letter to his wife, Ninnie. Street was a part of the Ninth Texas Infantry, Company A:
Head Quarters, Camp Iuka Tishomingo Co
Feb 25, 1862
Now darling come let us reason together, 1st What good does it do my dear to grieve 2nd What harm does it do? I think darling it does you no good at all; that you will admit it surely does you harm—think my love of your condition. My love my own sweet Ninnie, will you make me happy? Darling shall our anticipated little one be an idiot!! Darling will you comfort me in my hours of loneliness and sorrow? O then dear please write me one cheerful letter that I may read it and find there words of solace. Darling don’t become grieved and think that I do not sympathize and feel that truly you have sorrows! Dear you know I love you and would give my very existence for you.… Then my dear please do not sign and weep so much for me. Again don’t write cheerfully while truly the heart feels differently. I know you will be ever happy—why not love is not God pledged to take cared of me? … God is my trust. I feel fully confident that God, our God, will fulfill the promise he has made and as ere long I shall again be with my Ninnie. Then dear I shall have the consciousness of knowing that I have done what I felt to be my duty to my country.
What a wonderful promise. No weapon that is used against us by the enemy will ever prosper. Do you have someone who is attacking your life at this moment? Is there someone in your life who is deliberately trying to make your life miserable? Remember, no one who is trying to destroy your life or ministry will prosper. You have God’s promise on it.
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me,” saith the Lord.
Isaiah 54:17 (KJV)