Thursday, 17 June 2010

When the chips are down...

You may have heard this saying before - "when the chips are down!" By the way, it has nothing to do with your waiter putting the hot chips (french fries) onto your table either. The idiom originates from a game of poker but now has the connection with things being serious, desperate or urgent.

As much as we hope that Bafana Bafana will beat France in their next game, it looks as if the 'chips are down.' The true test of our Nations fanatical support will be tested when we are knocked out of the tournament. I believe that South Africans will still support the World Cup with as much passion and fervour - we will just choose another team to support (and hopefully one that has no 'divers' in it!)

What happens in your relationship with God when the 'chips are down?' Do you give up? Do you blame God? Do you turn to another god? What do we do? Here is some solid advice.

James 1:12 - "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."

James 5:11 - "As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy."

Hang in there.
Living in Grace,

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