So, the Stanley Cup Finals are on, and personally I would love to see the Preds kill it. They are now losing 3-2 to the Penguins. The game last night UGH. Not good. But I was thinking a lot about hockey season and the joy it has brought to my life. We are actually Tampa Bay Lightning fans (GO BOLTS) shameless plug sorry not sorry. However, it got me thinking about defeat winning some and losing some. How you can be down 3-0 in the play offs, and then win the next four and take that bracket.
Sometimes, I feel like life is much that way. Some days, it’s not looking good. We’re down 3-0 and we are losing hope. But, that next game WE WIN. A little hope returns. WE WIN AGAIN. MORE HOPE. Then finally we win the third and fourth games, and get to that next round. When you’re on top of that win, and the hope is high. It is so easy to praise God. To thank him for this great time. But how often when we are losing we act as though we have no hope? God what are you doing? Where are you? Why is life so hard right now? How hard is it to praise God when we are 3-0, and you are the zero….?
The thing is, is that even through the losses, and the bad games, God is your true number one fan. He is at EVERY game. He stays till the end, EVEN when you are losing. He cheers when it isn’t looking good for you or your team (the people you do life with). And he’s always reppin’ YOU even if you never win a game all season! Can you challenge yourself to be his biggest fan too? Wear his grace when you know you don’t deserve it. Share your joy, His joy, even when you aren’t winning the game! Be the ultimate God fan. Let that encourage you today, He’s always wearing your jersey, and there to give you hope! God bless hockey season. And God bless the Lightning!
“…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us”