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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Friday, February 14

“Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” — 2 Corinthians 1:9

Free to Trust Him

Although we don’t like to admit it, we all occasionally run into dead-end places in our lives where we don’t know what to say, what to do, where to turn or even how to pray. In other words, it seems like everything is finished, over and done with.

If you’ve ever been in a place like this, you know what a hard place this can be. Through these kinds of experiences, you and I discover that in our own strength, we are no match for some of life’s problems. That’s why we must learn to depend on the power and wisdom of God.

When you don’t know what else to do and when you have no one else to turn to, that’s usually when God’s resurrection power begins to operate in you to the greatest measure! There’s no such thing as no hope. As long as there is a loving Heavenly Father you can call on, there is still hope for you. If you learn to rely on Him, that dead-end place in your life can become a new beginning.

So call out to your Heavenly Father right now. Expect Him to release His resurrection power on your behalf to turn around your dead-end situation.

— Ted Winsley, Philadelphia Eagles chaplain

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