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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, June 25, 2018

“If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” — Isaiah 7:9b

Rocky VII

Every sports fan should be familiar with James Braddock’s story, which was recounted in the 2005 film, “Cinderella Man.” Braddock was a man who faced what seemed like insurmountable struggles. He went from being on top of the boxing world to getting knocked down with the rest of society as the Great Depression hit. He was jobless, foodless and at times without heat in his home during freezing New York winters.

But Braddock, like Rocky Balboa so many times in his many movies, got up when he was knocked down. He stood firm in his convictions and faith concerning the truth. Braddock never turned to stealing, cheating or begging like so many others; he took his God-given gifts and made the most of his circumstances and climbed back on top.

Today, some of us find ourselves being knocked down by the troubles of society, but I challenge you stand firm, be strong in your convictions, and you will conquer all. Read Luke 21:19, 1 Corinthians 15:58 and 16:13 for further insight.

Ryan DiNunzio

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