Scripture Sunday Vol. 8

     Happy Sunday!  Today I’m sharing another “Scripture Sunday” post.  Today’s Scripture is something that I find super encouraging in all areas of my life and I’m so happy to share it with you!  If you enjoy this post and would like to read some of my other “Scripture Sunday” posts, you can find them all here!  If the Christian religion offends you, please feel free to scroll past this post.  I hope you all enjoy today’s “Scripture Sunday” as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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Today’s Verse:

Matthew 19:26; Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

     I’m sure you’ve felt overwhelmed before, I know I certainly have.  I remember one time during lacrosse season last year (2016) when I felt particularly overwhelmed by a position I was put in.  It was my second season of lacrosse and I was on the JV team again, but my coach decided I should play midfield that year as opposed to attack which I had played the year before.  If you know anything about girls lacrosse, you know midfield requires a lot more running than attack.  I have always been a decent runner, but aside from that midfield requires a lot of skill and usually the really good players play that position.  I didn’t think I was ready for that, at all.  My basic knowledge of lacrosse wasn’t significant and my stick skills certainly weren’t above average.  I was so anxious to be playing midfield, I really didn’t think I was capable of excelling in the position.

     Game by game, I got better at playing midfield.  Sure, I’ll admit I ran the ball the wrong way a few times and I didn’t take every shot I could have, but I definitely improved by the end of the season.  Looking back, I’m really glad my coach had me play midfield that year because it put me in situations that required me to become more comfortable with the game.  I’m honestly not so sure I would’ve landed a spot on varsity this year had it not been for that position switch.  This situation reminds me of a Bible verse, Matthew 19:26.  The verse says “Jesus looked at them and said ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'”  I think sometimes God, a lot like my coach, puts us in situations in which we doubt our capability of.  Even if the task is too great for us, no task is too great for God.  Sometimes I think He puts us these situations as a reminder to call upon Him for assistance at times in which we are struggling.  Just like me at the end of the lacrosse season, more often than not we come out of these situations better than before; with a stronger relationship with God.

     This week, remember that God is always one prayer away.  Know that He will never put you in a situation out of your and His hands.  God would never do anything to hurt you, and every ordeal He throws your way has the potential to better you.

Thanks for reading!  Have a blessed week!

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