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Here is the Daily Dose for Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23
I have a confession to make. I am a fan of the New York Knicks. I have been a fan of the New York Knicks since I was a child. This means that I am acutely aware of and in tune with what it means to lose and lose a lot. You see, my beloved Knicks have not won a championship in my lifetime. As a matter of fact, in the last twenty years, the Knicks have missed the playoffs more than they have made the playoffs. On those rare occasions when the Knicks have made the playoffs, they have won a total of one, yes, one round of playoff games. So, the question that I am asked all the time is, why am I still a Knicks fan.
I am still a Knicks fan because I made a decision to be a Knicks fan. I decided that in good times and in bad times, I would support my hometown team. I made a decision that even if they disappoint me from time to time, there have been times that the Knicks made me feel great about being a fan. Yes, they drive me crazy. Yes, they are currently a laughing stock. No, we can’t attract free agents. No, the owner is not selling the team. None of this matters to me because I am a fan, and I am still holding out hope that the Knicks will live up to the faith that I have put in them one day.
Friends, many of us have supported losing teams in our lives. We have been on the wrong side of games and had our hopes crushed over and over, but we still hold out hope for those teams. In these times, I want to remind you to hold onto your hope and faith in God. Trying times can make us want to give up on God and wonder if our faith is misplaced. I want you to remember in these times that this is the same God of the good times as well. This is the same God that has brought us out, brought us through, and brought us over, time and time again. So don’t give up now. Don’t lose hope in your confession of faith. What we know for sure is our teams may let us down, but our God is always faithful and always comes through.