Persevering Under Trial

Basketball fans everywhere—not just from Purdue—were saddened to learn that Robbie Hummel tore his right anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in eight months. He was considered to be one of the best college players in the country and a top NBA prospect. Hummel was hoping to come back and have a good season after rehabilitating his knee from the previous injury. Purdue was picked by many to contend for the national title this year, but now, with Hummel out for the year, Boilermaker fans are lowering their expectations.

While obviously disappointed, Hummel plans to come back and play again for Purdue after sitting out this season as a redshirt. You have to admire Robbie for his perseverance. He knows full well the pain and hard work that is ahead of him as he comes back from a second injury to the same knee. But he’s not giving up; he’s moving forward with his basketball career, and we wish him the best.

The Bible says—“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything…Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:2-4,12).

Whatever trial you are facing, hang in there, my friend! The blessing is for those who persevere.

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