Closing my eyes, I asked the Lord for perspective:
“Lord, whatever happens, be with me. Be my strength today.”
Since that day, I’ve prayed that same prayer before every game.
I know that apart from the Lord, I have nothing to give.
The Lord is my strength and the Giver of all good gifts.
I had to remind myself of those truths that day and every day since.
James 1: 2 //
James tells us not to be too hasty to escape the faith-testing valleys, because it is those valleys which contain the fertile soil needed to produce steadfastness. And steadfastness – being immovable, unable to be shaken, deeply rooted - is perhaps the true “wellness” we should be seeking. “Lacking in nothing,” as James says.