“These are the words of Billy Graham days after 9/11,” Robertson posted. “We will never forget that day. Prayers today for the families that lost loved ones, and for our nation. These words are just as true today🙏🏻.”
‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Chooses Passages Emphasizing Trust in God
The “Duck Dynasty” star turned to passages from the beginning and end of the sermon that emphasize trust in God. Here are several of the key paragraphs from Robertson’s chosen excerpt:
“The Bible says that He is ‘the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles.’ No matter how hard we try, words simply cannot express the horror, the shock and the revulsion we all feel over what took place in this nation on Tuesday morning. September 11 will go down in our history as a Day to Remember…
“Yes, our nation has been attacked, buildings destroyed, lives lost. But now we have a choice: whether to implode and disintegrate emotionally and spiritually as a people and a nation; or to choose to become stronger through all of this struggle, to rebuild on a solid foundation.
“And I believe that we are starting to rebuild on that foundation. That foundation is our trust in God. And in that faith, we have the strength to endure something as difficult and as horrendous as what we have experienced this week.
“This has been a terrible week with many tears. But it also has been a week of great faith. In that hymn, ‘How Firm a Foundation,’ the words say, ‘Fear not, I am with thee; O be not dismayed,/For I am thy God, and will give thee aid;/I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,/Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.’
“My prayer today is that we will feel the loving arms of God wrapped around us and that as we trust in Him we will know in our hearts that He will never forsake us.”
Robertson Frequently Turns to Prayer
The “Duck Dynasty” star often turns to prayer to make sense of troubling world events. In the wake of the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, which left 13 Americans and many more Afghans dead, and the earthquake in Haiti, Robertson posted a passage from scripture and told her followers to “not lose heart.”
“The news of Afghanistan and Haiti is utterly heartbreaking. So much suffering in the world right now, it’s hard to even imagine,” she wrote on Instagram. “Praying for Afghanistan and Haiti, and for those suffering everywhere for hope, for peace, strength and for light in the darkness.”
Now, as America mourns on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Robertson has turned to God for answers once again. And if those words from Graham’s sermon help a family member of a 9/11 victim, too, so much the better.