It happens quite often in the world of sports: A player or a team once devastating the competition comes crashing down amidst intense pressure. Instead of dominating their sport like they once did, they suddenly begin making mistakes they have never made before. Rather than winning championships, they hope just to be respectable. And somewhere buried beneath the rubble is their confidence.
In today's media-hungry world, it only takes a few people to begin denouncing the reign of a team or player before everyone joins in. Those who once seemed invincible now seem average. Climbing out of such a devastating place is a difficult task.
Whenever we experience tragedy, our tendency is to shake an angry fist at God rather than turning to Him for comfort.
We, too, face public opinion each day in our lives. Though we may firmly espouse the doctrines of our faith, when life turns dark and we become gloomy, the people we interact with on a daily basis begin to question our faith. Whenever we experience tragedy, our tendency is to shake an angry fist at God rather than turning to Him for comfort.
Many people begin to drift away from their faith because events occur in their lives that make them doubt God's sovereignty.
Whether it is a broken relationship or the death of a loved one, God does not abandon us; rather, He takes those situations and begins to weave His love into our lives in unexpected ways.
We see His hand at work and realize He never left us, nor will He. As believers dedicated to following God, we must not let public opinion sway our faith in Him, but hold fast to our confidence that He alone is our Savior.
Prayer: Lord, help me to recall Your victories in my life in the past and trust You no matter what. Give me faith that produces peace even through trials and suffering. May others see my faith and glorify Your name. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen."You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great" (Psalm 18:35).