Your day is going well and all of a sudden, you get gut punched by some hurtful or heartbreaking news that beats you down. Have you been there? It feels as though you entered a boxing ring without even realizing it. Seems like you are getting gut punched again and again until you have no choice but to fall to the ground. It may feel like you are in the boxing ring alone but you are not; Jesus is in the ring with you. Remember how he was betrayed, beaten, mocked and crucified? He knows about the blows we are taking in life. And some of the blows we take are due to following His commands. Jesus defeated both sin and death so surely, He can lift us up. When you feel bruised and beaten, remember that Jesus is in the boxing ring with you and He will give you peace. Jesus understands. Rest in His Peace and receive it. “If you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth” (Deuteronomy 28:1).
-Author Stacy Lynn Montgomery