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March 11, 2020

Who Do You Rely On?

"How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog-it's here a little while, then it's gone." (James 4:14)

My husband played professional baseball for 7 seasons, mostly in the minors. Through it all, I learned that I had absolutely no control over what happened. No control over whether he was healthy, what team he would be playing for, or where we would live. Not knowing what the future held was difficult! But do you know what was even harder? Giving up control.

In between the time my husband retired and the moment God called him into coaching, we had two years outside of the game completely. It was during this time that God prepared our hearts to fully give up control of our future to Him. We are confident that He wants us in baseball, so that's where we will go until He asks us to do something else.

In just a few weeks, we will be heading to a new town in California, and we still have no idea where our family will be living for the season. Yes, these kind of situations can be stressful, but I am thankful that we are able to rest in the knowledge that God is in control.

He is directing our steps. He is moving us to where He wants to use us. He is in control of our finances and our living situation. He will provide.

Proverbs 27:1 reminds us that we shouldn't brag about tomorrow because we don't know what today will bring. None of us knows the future, so why do we try to rely on ourselves for things to come? If only God Himself knows what's next, shouldn't we rely on Him for every moment that we have?

Allowing God to control our future is a daily discipline. It's not always easy, and it doesn't always feel natural. When you start to feel stressed and anxious over what the future might bring, take those worries to God. Just as you would want your child to come to you with a worried heart, God wants to comfort and encourage you. Let Him be the One that you rely on.

Prayer: God, as the baseball season gets going, I ask that you will put a peace in my heart about the future. Remind me daily that you are in control and that I need not worry about what is to come.

Suggested Reading: James 4:13-17

Alyssa Bajenaru

Baseball Chapel
P.O. Box 10102
Largo, FL 33773

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