Devotional

Ultimate Trust

Ready Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.” – James 1:2-4
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Baltimore Orioles’ second baseman and leadoff hitter Brian Roberts knows what it means to trust the Lord amidst injury and trials. The 12-year Major League Baseball veteran has spent the last year battling through a myriad of injuries making him dig deep with his faith and trust the Lord with the results.

When asked what God has taught him through his experience battling injury, he explained how it has produced spiritual growth and ultimate trust in the Lord, “If we never went through trials we would never grow. If I just hit .300 every year and everything went smooth, I wouldn’t ever grow in my faith. I would never have to rely on Him or trust in Him for everything.”

Roberts recently sat down with FCA to talk about his faith, being a veteran and a Christian influence on the team, and his ultimate purpose – to see people come to know Jesus Christ through the game of baseball. Click below to watch the video, then take a few minutes to answer the questions and read the related Scripture.

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8du_2EVMrvM]

Go 1. How do you handle injury or trials? 2. In what ways has God revealed Himself to you during trials? What’s something God has taught you about yourself in the midst of trials? 3. How can God use your trials or injuries to make a way for His new plans and purposes as a competitor for Christ?
Workout Philippians 4:6-7 Proverbs 3:5-6 2 Corinthians 12:9