Bad News, Good News



BAD NEWS

One of the biggest lessons learned this past March was, sometimes life just isn’t fair. The coronavirus has taken place and everything is disrupted! Life has changed for everyone. We are not able to do some of the normal things in our lives that we have taken for granted, such as sports, concerts, school, and other big population events! Sports teach us about life; especially when we didn’t expect a virus to end our careers as student-athletes.

As I watched first hand what was happening with students and coaches in the college and high school ranks, it dawned on me that we are learning one of the biggest lessons in life in general! Life sometimes is just not fair! Some things in our lives are just not in our control and we have to understand that it happens. Anger, fear, and other issues come to the top when discussing what is going on in our world.

I just want you to know that God has put verses in the Bible to help us out. Here are a few of the verses that have helped me deal with our current situation.

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.” —Isaiah 41:10

“Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

—Joshua 1:9

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.”

—Proverbs 3:5-6

“I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

—Psalms 91:2

“I have great confidence in you; I have great pride in you. I am filled with encouragement; I am overcome with joy in all our afflictions.”

—2 Corinthians 7:4

GOOD NEWS

The good news is that Jesus was sent to the world to save us from our sins so that we can be with God in heaven!

“Suddenly there was a violent earthquake because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached the tomb. He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his robe was as white as snow. The guards were so shaken from fear of him that they became like dead men. But the angel told the women, “Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here! For He has been resurrected, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.” —Matthew 28:2-6

Jesus was good, faithful, generous, loving and humble, and he took the envy, adultery, evil, rudeness, pride and hate on His shoulders and bled it out in front of the whole world as He hung on that cross all alone. Jesus died so that we might be friends of God once again, His precious children, filled with His love, joy, hope and grace.

I want to encourage you to do the following for seeking God in all that you do!

1. Read your Bible daily! God’s word can be read through devotions in emails, books, internet sites or listening to podcast.

2. Pray about everything!

3. Meditate on verses that you have read from God’s word.

4. Attend church or listen online!

5. Share your story about how Jesus saved you! Tell your testimony!

John Morris is currently serving with Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is supported financially by faith partners. If you are interested in more information on FCA or being a faith partner, John can be contacted through email: jmogolfer@icloud.com or by cell number (785-760-1627).




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