August 26, 2018
You Win Some; You Lose Some – But in the End We Win It All!
Paul writes to the Philippians: I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. Philippians 4: 12-13.
Baseball season is winding down and football season is revving up! No matter what our preferred sport is, we all want our favorite team to win. However, winning teams still experience losses, and losing teams still win games along the way. The point to keep in mind is that every team wins some and (except, perhaps, for Alabama) loses some. Sports are a lot like life.
Life is filled with ups and downs. Winners don’t win all the time and losers don’t lose all the time. If you are having a bad day, be patient, as things will change. If you are on top of the world, enjoy it, because things will change. We all like to think we are in control of our lives, and there certainly are things to do and preparations to make, such as education, good health practices, and sound money management strategies, that give us the best chance of success. But, change is the one constant for all of us, so the more prepared and resilient we are, the better we will be able to withstand those inevitable ups and downs.
The one constant we can continually count on in life is that God is Undefeated. God always wins! He proved this when Jesus won the victory over sin and death, and that undefeatable victory is given to each of us through His Grace!
Let us pray: Lord, help us to prepare for life’s ups and downs. Give us confidence and resilience as we face life’s challenges. Thank you for the ultimate victory that we know is ours. In Jesus name, Amen.