I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:3
Barry Zito was one of baseball’s brightest stars, winning the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in the American League in 2002. But his career suffered downturns, and after fifteen seasons in the Major League, he found himself at a very low point in life. The Giants had awarded him the largest contract in baseball history at the time, but fans thought it was a wasted investment, and in 2010 he was left off the Giants’ playoff roster. He watched as a spectator while his teammates won the World Series without him. Finally, his girlfriend told him to lock up all the self-help books he was reading and to open the Bible she gave him. Out of that experience he came to faith in Christ.
Life is hard, but sometimes the hardest places are turning points that lead us to faith in Christ or into a deeper walk with Him. God uses our difficult circumstances to bring Him glory.
Learn to praise Him during times of difficulty; to turn problems into prayers; and to turn hardships into hallelujahs. When life throws you a curveball, praise the Lord anyhow.
God has a purpose for trials and testings. Warren Wiersbe
Great Praise from a Great Victory – Psalm 18