Cover All The Bases
This phrase came to mind this morning as I was sitting down to write. I didn’t play a lot of baseball as a kid (softball either), but evidently that’s where this phrase started. I do love to watch a good baseball game and we all know that those in the outfield are watching and planning for lots of things, just in case they need to cover a base to keep the opposing team from making a run or stealing a base.
Oh beloved, God speaks to my heart. Maybe yours too. Do you ever feel like you have to cover all the bases in life? You know, figure out what all COULD happen so that you’re prepared IF it happens? Kind of like praying and worrying at the same time?
Right now you’re in the game of life and you feel like you have one more out and you’re done. You also may feel like everybody’s watching to see if you play right. You’re very concerned because you know you’re just one miss away from losing the game altogether. You worry, plan, hope, try, figure and plan some more. By now you’re the most worn out player in this game.
But listen beloved, there’s some good news about your game this morning. Your life is not about the sum of your worries or plans. Only One can cover all the bases for you and He’s not sweating it or worrying about it or concerned about what’s going to happen. This is the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth, the One who made you and gave you a life to live. He also knows every scenario that could happen to you, but He only plans for one – to give you a future and a hope. He is in charge of the game of life and He has great plans for you. He’s not just covering all the bases, He is your defense and your provider. When you aren’t sure how you’ll make your plans work, He steps in and gives you His plans. Trust Him – His timing is perfect and His plan is magnificent! He knows the end from the beginning. And He knows your life has more potential because in Christ you are always a winner!
God loves you and He’s for you. Stop right now this morning and lay all your plans out before Him. This same God who put the stars in orbit and knows them by name has your bases all covered right here and for all eternity. Your most powerful win is to let Him coach you into the miracle working powers of faith, hope and love. Then you’ll be able to rest your mind on Him and live in the Light of the True meaning of His provision and peace!
Matthew 6:31-33 Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight