Tears fell from the little girl’s eyes and down her face when she saw the opponent score against her team.
Just as her head started to fall in disappointment, the father put his arms around his daughter’s shoulders. “Lift your head and look at the scoreboard,” the father said.
The little girl raised her head, locked eyes with the scoreboard, and immediately started smiling when she saw her team was still winning.
When it comes to the game of life, difficult circumstances can often make us feel just as disappointed and hurt as that little girl after the opponent scored against her team. It’s so easy to get distracted and caught up in the moment, believing that every setback is a sign that we’re going to lose.
That’s what happened to the little girl. But the father quickly reminded her that despite how she felt, the fact is that her team was still winning.
We all need someone like that father, a person who will keep us grounded and keep things in perspective, someone to remind us that we’re still winning even if it feels like we’re losing.
I don’t know about you, but there have been many times during the last four weeks where I felt like we are losing to this dreaded virus.
When you look at the number of deaths, people who are sick, unemployment, people not being able to return to work, the economy suffering, the strain and stress on healthcare workers and first responders, and much more, it’s easy to feel like we’re losing this battle.
It seems like every time you turn around; the opponent is scoring on us.
A couple of days ago, I wanted to look down in disappointment. I wanted to cry after thinking about all that’s going on.
But, just as I put my head down, I started to pray. The Bible verse that I immediately thought about was Isaiah 41:10, which says, “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Reading that verse was God’s way of reminding me to lift my head and look at the scoreboard. During a moment of weakness, my Heavenly Father not only told me that we’re still winning, but also that anyone who places their faith and trust in Jesus will never lose, no matter how tough life gets.
We are in a historically difficult time for America and the entire world. Through all the suffering, hurt, disappointment, uncertainty, and pain, I want to encourage you to lift your head.
Find comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father is pointing to
the scoreboard, reminding us that we’re still winning, and with Him on our
side, we will forever be undefeated.