Increase Devotional: Justin Forsett

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Baltimore Ravens running back, Justin Forsett, grew up in a Christian home. The son of a pastor, he always tried hard to make the right decisions. But when his obedience to God didn’t result in career success, Justin struggled with that reality.

“They were getting the scholarships,” remembers Justin “they were getting the girls, they were having a fun time. They weren’t doing the right things, but they were getting the blessings.”

Justin received a college scholarship offer from California Berkeley after several other scholarship offers fell through. But the struggle continued into his pursuit of an NFL career.

“I expected to get drafted in the third round,” Justin recalls. “My name kept falling off the board, and I felt like I was having this old thing happen to me all over again.”

Finally drafted in the seventh round, Justin entered the NFL with something to prove. In just his first year in the NFL, Justin was released twice, and then received the news that his mother’s health was failing.

“I remember crying out to God,” Justin says, “‘What’s going on?’”

Through his faithfulness and trust in God’s greater plan, Justin has always felt a peace of God that goes beyond the circumstances of life.

“He always gave me a sense of peace,” Justin says with conviction in his voice. “God is still opening a door for me. In my life, I’ve discovered God to be faithful, to be a loving God. Someone I can always trust, who is in control.”

“Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4.7

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