Devotions from Judy’s heart

Yesterday, I was reminded that we should never give up hope. I was watching the Viking game and in the last minutes when the Jaguars got a touchdown pass, it looked like the game would be over. But it wasn’t. Walsh, the Viking rookie , made a long 55 yard kick and tied the game. Great jubilation!  He scored again with another good kick in the overtime and won the game. Spiritually often times it looks like the enemy is getting the best of us. It seems like we are losing ground and he is winning. David had so many of those times in his life. But even though he had some very narrow escapes he says in Ps. 30, “ I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me.”  It is not over until the end, and in the end we have the ultimate victory in Him. Often we tend to depend on the big star player, but sometimes it is the little rookie that comes through for us. It is a good reminder that it is truly His power that defeats the enemy. Even when we may be in a tight situation like David, let us remember his words in Ps. 42, “Hope in God; for I shall again praise Him, my salvation and my God.”