Gotta go fast this week… the shot clock is running out. Literally I am due on the road in just a few minutes to head to our next engagement (one in which I won’t have good internet access.) Had a great trip this past week in the Dominican Republic and now it is camp week at Grace Farm!
In spite of having a great week I was also reminded of the difficulties of life; things simply don’t always go as planned. At times, life is hard and painful; at times it seems downright unfair! Yet we have incredible promises from God about how to view difficulties…
Romans 8:28 should give us incredible hope in the midst of this thing we call life. It does not promise we will be trouble free; to the contrary it seems to indicate we will most assuredly have trials and tribulations – yet they will not take God by surprise!
He has promised to “work all things for good” in our lives. In other words, no matter what we are facing we can still rely on His promises.
Just read an incredible story/testimony about Isaiah Austin. This young man played college hoops at Baylor for the last couple years and was set to hear his name announced at Thursday’s NBA draft. He has overcome many obstacles to get to that point and was just recently told he has a heart condition and must quit basketball… a devastating piece of news for someone that has worked so hard.
His response is amazing (Taken from his Twitter posts):
“Words can't explain how thankful I am for the time I had to play this wonderful sport. It changed my life forever. #NewBeginnings”
“I would love to thank EVERYONE who has reached out to me. Toughest days of my life. But not the last! Life goes on. GOD IS STILL GREAT!”
Amazing testimony! Recently read that your “test will become your test-imony and your mess will become your mess-age!”
Today trust God more than you trust what you see in the moment/circumstances!
I encourage you to read the following article about Isaiah: http://espn.go.com/nba/draft2014/story/_/id/11119553/former-baylor-star-isaiah-austin-career-ending-medical-condition