I am not a big fan of sports on TV until it comes to a Gonzaga basketball game or March Madness. I turn into a crazy lady during the NCAA tournament as I track my brackets. The TV is on with one game and my computer has another.
by Kim Chaffin
During those basketball games I have lost track of how many times my team was down with a minute left. I am freaking out and my husband calmly says, “There’s lots of game left.” When he said that the first time I thought he was nuts, until I realized how much can happen in 60 seconds in a basketball game.
Recently while praying for some people I care deeply for, I found myself wondering if my prayers were being heard. It felt as if the enemy was attacking from all directions and it seemed like time was running out.
That evening my husband had a basketball game on. While he was watching the game, I spent a little more time in prayer. I told God I was not going to lose hope. As soon as I said those words, I heard my husband say, “There’s lots of game left.” When my husband spoke those words, it hit me that I had to trust God to take care of those I am concerned about. If 60 seconds is a lot of time in a basketball game, I had to remember how much more God can do when it feels like time is running out.
I now find myself thinking of my husband’s words when I pray for the things that are heavy on my heart. I even told God, “I trust You and Your timing. I believe You have got this and with You in charge there is lots of game left.”
The Bible reminds us that God is with us as we wait and hope. In Psalm 130:5 (AMP), it says, “I wait [patiently] for the LORD, my soul [expectantly] waits, And in His word do I hope.”
I am sharing this with you to encourage you to never give up hope when it comes to praying for your children. As moms we want the best for our kiddos. It is painful when they are hurting. We try so hard to teach them to make good choices, but we can’t be with them every minute. It’s a fact that they will not always choose wisely. We can pray for their health, for the best college, and even for their spouse. Sometimes our prayers will be answered immediately and other times we will wonder if our prayers are being heard. In the times when you find your faith being stretched and feel like you are losing hope…remember, there is lots of game left. You just need to trust God.
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