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Saturday/Sunday: April 1, 2019

Weary

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

As spring training comes to a close, a new transition lies ahead for many of us. We will be moving on to a new city or a familiar city, getting sent to the desired team or getting sent down. For the first few years of my husband’s career I would think that baseball was logical—if you were on low A last year surely you will be on High A next year. Every year I would make plans and check out team schedules and then he would make a different team than expected. Little did I know about the curveballs we get thrown in this crazy baseball life. Seriously!

This year we don’t have any certainty of what team my husband will be on. Last year he hit his record high of being a part of four organizations and a total of 6 teams between AAA and the majors. I have been weary in this last week or so wondering if the same thing will happen this coming season. I tend to get caught up in worry, and today at the women’s luncheon Rene Taubensee reminded us that GOD HAS YOU RIGHT WHERE HE WANTS YOU and “God is good, God is faithful, and God is in control.”

In our minds it is easy to desire what is best for our husband’s career and to desire the Major Leagues. But this spring training I have been reminded time and time again that God has the big picture, not us. He will put us on the right team at the right time and at the right place. And over the years I have realized that sometimes the chosen team is for my husband, sometimes it is for me as a wife and other times it may also be for our kids. Again, God sees the big picture while we just see a tiny snapshot of this small moment in time.

As I drove home from the Arizona women’s luncheon today I prayed for safety as my three kids and I were about to get on the 101 freeway where cars fly by through all lanes of traffic even when I am going over the speed limit. Soon after I began my 30 minute drive, I found myself in the lane behind a white truck with a Grandpa-looking man at the wheel. I found comfort in following him and not needing to change lanes through the craziness on the highway. I felt that God put it on my heart to just rest and stay there.

After a little while the truck got off at an exit, and before I knew it I was behind another white truck with a Grandpa-looking man driving again. Wouldn’t you know it, I followed him all the way until we got off at my exit together. I felt like God was saying today to take rest in Him. He will go before me this season. He will help my husband to be on the right team where He wants him to be. He will find a place for our family to live. He is in control. 

So as you wait to find out your team, take rest in God and His plans. He will put us all right where he wants us. I have taken comfort many times in this verse from Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous (mighty) right hand.”

Prayer: Dear Father, as we await the news to find out where we will be this summer we want to surrender our plans to you. Please take control of our lives and give us rest and the peace that only comes from you. Please put us right where you want us. Amen.

Suggested Reading: Philippians 4:6-7

Sarah Kratz


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