Lou Gehrig – Don’t Quit!

It’s 7:14, time to pray. One of the most important things that prayer should be doing for us is that prayer keeps us going or I should say coming to God for answer, help, courage and power to accomplish what God has called us to do. But in this life we can’t escape the reality that problems are coming and we must stand our ground with faith in God who hears us and gives us the strength to not give in and not give up. Lou Gehrig, was called the “Iron Man of Baseball” for his incredible string of consecutive games that he played from 1925 to 1939, 15 years for the New York Yankees. Lou played first base and had a lifetime batting average of 340, he hit 493 home runs. (Lou had home runs in seven World Series games.) He played 2,130 straight games without missing one game. His record stood until 1995 when Cal Ripken Jr. broke his record. Lou died of a rare disease (that today is known as Lou Gehrig Disease) at the age of 37. When Lou retired because of his disease his body was x-rayed and it was revealed that every finger on both hands had been broken at least once, some twice and some three breaks were revealed. Lou played and never once missed a game; Lou knew how to play hurt. You see great men and women don’t quit, and great men and women learn how to play when they are hurting. And in life, we are going to be hurt, we are going run into times that our hearts and bodies just don’t feel like we can go on. God knows what is going on in your life, He knows the hurt and pain, He’s right there with you, and willing to give you the strength to continue on. So, today let’s pray that our hearts and minds will give us the power to not give up – the victory may be 5 seconds away. 

Published by advicefromyourunclerobin

Robin is a Pastor, has been for 40 years. He is married to Jayme and together they have 7 children. Candace, Courtney, Cassidy, Caleb, Kally, Collin & Jacob. Robin & Jayme have great and awesome grandchildren. He loves his Webb City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals. He also tries to go golfing and fly fishing whenever he can - but not nearly enough.

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