Handling Difficult Circumstances as A Christian Athlete

Our month of Devotionals from our Gen B.FY comes to a close today with the youngest member of our team. As he brings us encouragement through God's Word and his Devotional give thanks to the Lord for him and our 10 other Gen B.FY for their walk with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, their transparency, and their willingness to share! We pray your hearts were encouraged!
SCRIPTURE: “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8:
In times of disappointment and uncertainty, this Scripture reminded me that the Lord is my light and salvation, my stronghold in every situation. Since the Lord was my light, I knew I should shine it even when facing the disappointment of not making the travel soccer team this year. It was natural for me to feel discouraged or disheartened, especially after making the team last year and enjoying the experience. This verse encouraged me to find my strength and courage in God's presence. Just as David found comfort through the Lord in his trials, I too can draw near to God, knowing that He is my protector.

So despite not making the soccer team, I chose to trust in God's plan for my life. It was easy to question why things didn't turn out as I hoped, but Deuteronomy 31:8 tells me that I can trust in God's timing and purpose. By letting Him handle my disappointment, I found peace knowing that He sees the bigger picture and the overall outcome. This experience taught me patience and resilience, spiritually growing in my faith as I leaned on God for guidance and comfort.

Prayer:  Dear God, You're like a flashlight in the dark, helping me not to be scared. You're my safe place where I hide, and You make me strong inside. When I feel afraid or lost, You're the one who helps me most. Thank You for Your love, that's true, and for everything You do for me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Bro. Shane Brown


Paula S. - June 30th, 2024 at 5:36am

Bro. Shane, thank you for the encouragement from this devotional. When disappointments hit, and the often do, I must remember that my God is still in control and Romans 8:28 all of this will work together for my good and God’s glory. Thanks young man! God bless you and all the writer’s this month!!! You have truly blessed our hearts!!!

Sentka - June 30th, 2024 at 5:38am

Amen. Be encouraged and continue to trust the Lord as he directs you. He do have a plan.

Toni Lawson - June 30th, 2024 at 6:12am

Amen Bro. Shane. The Lord teaches us something about Himself thru our difficulties. The challenge is learning the lessons. Bless you & continue on your path following His plans for you. Thank you for these encouraging words.

Deborah Whye - June 30th, 2024 at 12:07pm

Thank you brother Shane. Keep allowing the Lord to direct your path for He will give you the desires of your heart!!! Thank you for this encouraging devotional!! God bless you!






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