Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

Daily Devotional - Thursday April 27, 2017

Expect Big Things

Are you facing a difficult time? Sickness? Injury? Loss of someone in your life? God wants us to cry out to Him in our times of heartache. Nothing is too little to bother God with—He’s our Father! He wants us to include Him in every detail of our days. If it’s important to us, it’s important to God.

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” —Matthew 6:26

Sometimes we don’t even know what to pray or how to explain our hurts—that’s OK! God is still there for us and wants to pour out His love on us in these moments. In fact, He’s given us the power of the Holy Spirit to intercede for us.

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” —Romans 8:26-27

Dave Dravecky, Former MLB Pitcher