ONE COACH: How Coaches Can Develop a Greater Trust in the Lord

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“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word about Christ.” Romans 10:17

Coach, do you want to be someone who trust in the Lord? It’s easy to say you trust God, or pray for your trust to increase, but how do you actively grow in the act of trusting God? By reading His Word! The verse in Romans is a clear instruction that faith comes from reading and knowing the Bible.

The Bible is full of stories of Godly men and women who trusted in the Lord and received His blessings both in this life and the life to come. It is also full of stories about those who failed to take God at His Word and suffered the consequences. Page after page, chapter after chapter, we read about the faithfulness and provision of God, often coming about in the most unexpected ways!

We have the gift of God’s Word to encourage and enlighten us to His faithful promises. By trusting in the truths that He offers us, we can know true peace and clarity.

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.” Isaiah 26:3

Coach, pray that the Lord keeps your mind in perfect peace and then open God’s Word and let it encourage you and your family today!

– LaMorris Crawford serves as the chaplain for the Cincinnati Bengals.


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