When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me. In God (I will praise His word), In the Lord (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid.

Psalm 56

Last week was the Super Bowl, and it was the first one I actually watched in many, many years.

I couldn’t resist a classic underdog tale!

Since Joe Montana retired from football twenty-some years ago, I haven’t had a favorite team.

No one to really root for,

Until the Eagles made history in my living room over cheese and crackers.

It was such a great ending!!

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your very own cheering section?

People who would wave your banners, fly your flags,

And wear your jersey number, letting EVERYBODY know YOU were their favorite player?

Truth is, not a whole lot of us have a cheering section.

Some of us often feel like no one even sees us fighting at all.

I once heard this story about a young man, playing football. He was the kicker for the team, and each time he had to kick that ball for an extra point, and sometimes for the WINNING point, he would scour the stands, looking for the one person who He KNEW would be cheering him on.

His dad.

We have one of those, too.

A Father.

A Father who is FOR us!

A Father who is flying our flags,

Waving our banners,

And wearing our numbers on His back.

We have a Father who is cheering us on as we

Fight to keep jobs,



And sometimes our own sanity.

We have a Father who is

Screaming our name

As we sweat through heartache,


Deep failure,

And great losses.

He screams because He wants us to finish STRONG…

Trusting Him through ALL of it.

God chants your name

Through every victory

And every blow.

He will never stop rooting for YOU.

There’s absolutely NOTHING you could ever do that would make Him take your jersey off and put it away in a drawer somewhere.

Nothing you do will ever keep Him from waving your banner and flying your flags!

Because God is FOR you,

In a way no one else could possibly be!

So, look for your Father in the crowd….

Scour the stands for Him!

He will be the one,

Flying your flags.


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