I am a Georgia Bulldog football fan. To the chagrin (or indifference) of non-fans, two weeks ago, Georgia cruised to a resounding victory in the National Championship game – cruised, so much so that the outcome was no longer in doubt by the end of the first half. Final score: 65-7.

To those of you still here reading to the end, I want to share something God put on my heart about that game:

As God’s children, our outcome is also certain. Consider these encouraging verses: “With God we will gain the victory” (Ps 108:13a); “In all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us” (Rom 8:37); “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 15:57); and “For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory” (Deut 20:4).

Since, as these verses make clear, our mighty God is fighting on our behalf, then the trials and sufferings we now experience as His children will, one day, all be gone—count on it!—and we will get to enjoy the celebration of our victory with Jesus. In other words, we already won the National Championship. Now let’s go finish the game.

I hope this encourages you to persevere through any struggles today.

Kevin Murray
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