Read Romans 4: 13-25
[Abraham] grew strong in faith and gave glory
to God. He was fully convinced that God
was able to do what he promised.
As I entered high school, I decided that I wanted to be on
the school’s wrestling team. When practices started in late
When the season
ended, I had only five
wins and a whopping
twenty-seven losses. However, I decided to forget about that
season and to work hard the next year. I trained and prac-
ticed. When my sophomore season of wrestling came, I was
a much better wrestler. I climbed to the number four spot in
the state rankings.
Practicing our faith requires a similar commitment.
Sometimes, I start to lose faith in God and in myself. I now
realize that instead of losing faith, we can become more committed and grow stronger in our faith through prayer, reading
the Bible, and worshiping with other Christians. God will give
us the strength to keep moving forward.
Prayer: Dear God, help us to stay true and committed to our
Jared Russell (North Carolina)
Prayer Focus: STUDENT ATHLETES
Thought for the Day
Faith in God requires practice