Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Monday, August 20, 2018

“Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” — Matthew 11:28

Mental health has become a significant issue today. Many people across the country struggle with it. It’s not just ordinary people either.

Recently, Brian Dawkins spoke about his battle with depression in his Hall of Fame speech. It was inspiring to see that he was still able to be successful after everything he went through. Other athletes such as DeMar DeRozan, Michael Phelps and Imani Boyette have also spoken out about their own battles. It takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable and open up to the public about your personal issues. However, by doing this, they are able to impact so many lives and even save some. They show people that even with all the money and fame, they go through the same difficulties that everyone else goes through.

The good news is that God is there for us. He tells us not to be worried or anxious because he is there to guard our hearts and minds. In fact, there are 366 “fear nots” in the Bible.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” — Proverbs 3:5-6

In the end, the opinion of the outside world does not matter. There is only one person you need to impress. The best part is that He loves you just the way you are because you were created in His likeness.

 Kyle Kittel

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