Texas Hardy Love

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Praise God Even in Defeat “…The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”-Job 1:21 (NIV) After watching Texas quarterback Colt McCoy succeed for four years, not many would have predicted that his college career would have ended the way it did. Four years of preparation and hard work. (Five, if you count his time as a redshirt.) Four years of sacrifice and dedication. Four years of hoping and dreaming of hoisting the ultimate trophy. All of it came to one last shot at the national title. By the fifth play of the game, it was over. McCoy went down with a shoulder injury that took him out of the game he’d waited so long to play. But if there ever was an example of faith and character, Colt McCoy displayed…show more content…
“I never ask why,” he said. “God is in control of my life, and I’m standing on the Rock.” Now we all know what faith is right? The dictionary defines faith as confidence or trust in a person or thing! Most people’s thoughts after hearing that interview would’ve been like “What? Come on, Colt! Aren’t you angry at God? Aren’t you sick to your stomach over what was taken away from you? This was your game! This was your time to shine!” but did he react that way? Nope. He was the picture of faith and humility, praising God for His sovereignty and paying tribute to his competitors and teammates. There’s a similar situation outlined in the Bible, and it involves a man named Job. Job well he had it all: wealth, family, health and status. Everything that we could need and In an unbelievable story, God allows Satan to strip everything away from Job because He knows that Job will remain faithful to Him. After losing livestock, servants and even his children, Job responds with one of the most remarkable statements in Scripture: “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised” (Job

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