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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, June 18, 2018

Find Rest

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” — Matthew 5:4

On June 18, 1953, in front of a small crowd of 3,108 fans at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox scored a record 17 runs in the seventh inning in a 23-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. Boston sent 23 hitters to the plate in the record-setting inning, scoring 17 runs on 14 hits and six walks. They also left the bases loaded before the Tigers were finally able to get the third out.

Amazingly enough, the Red Sox accomplished this feat without the services of the legendary baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams, who was serving in the Korean War.

In sports, and often times in life, when it rains it pours. Our lives can feel like a barrage of runs pilling up on top of us. We can’t seem to get an out. We can’t catch a break. Things just continue to spiral downhill.

But thankfully, we have a God who walks with us during the trials. He’s with us in the fire and walks through that valley alongside us. He’s the comforter, the healer, the deliverer. He is the one to lean on and trust when things aren’t going well.

Rest in that grace today.

Jason Romano

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