I saw "Facing the Giants" for the second time today. If you haven't seen this movie, you're missing out. It helps me see God's goodness and be reminded of His plan. I can face the giants in my life because I know that I'm on the winning team, God's team. Sometimes I fear being alone, but I cling to the cross. Sometimes I think I'm not good enough, but I look to the cross. Sometimes I'm discouraged, but I am reminded of the cross. Sometimes I fear my future, but I lay it all at the foot of the cross.
"If we win, we will praise God. If we lose, we will praise God." These words were uttered by the head coach during the turning point of the movie. No matter what happens in my life, I need to and want to praise God. There have been some situations in my life that did not go according to "plan." But, this was just my plan. I thought by now I would be married, have a child or two, be home. But, God's plans were very different for my life. It's not that I've "lost," because I know that God's plans are best; in this situation I will praise God. There are many reasons why God keeps me single and I praise God for His wisdom. I pray that I use this season of singleness for His glory, to grow closer to Him and enjoy Him forever.
"[Nina Villarin]...is there anything impossible with God?" At the end of the movie the coached asked several of His players this question. Calling them by name, he wanted them to see that nothing is impossible with God. With God, all things are possible. I praise God for this truth. He saves sinners. He changes us and make us more like Him. He changes hearts and minds. He grants me comfort and peace. It's all through God and nothing is impossible with Him. He can open up an door He wants me to enter. He can bring people from the ends of the world together. He can turn a bad situation into something good. He does this all for His glory.
I know that when I come face to face with the giants in my life...I can smile.