S t r e a k s
What’s the longest losing streak you can remember suffering through? How long does your best winning streak seem in comparison? Why does it seem that losing streaks drag on, but win streaks just whiz by?
Moses knew those dynamics during his lifetime and he wrote about it in Psalm 90 and verse 15. There we read, “Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.”
Moses was just asking for a winning streak to come along to offset the terrible times that they had seen in the recent past. He was not asking to go undefeated, just to get back to the .500 mark.
This encourages me. I am much more comfortable asking God for success as I read this psalm. The Lord knows we grow tired and discouraged when we face a number of losses in a row and He’s not offended by prayers like this one He heard from Moses.
As you pray on game day, ask the Lord to reward your work and your persistence. Ask Him to match your losing streaks from the past with similar sized winning streaks in the future. Let’s join Moses in his heart-felt prayer to God.
Bible Reading Plan:
II Samuel 8-10