Boxer Robert Guerrero has one of the most inspiring journeys and stories I’ve ever encountered in my journalism career. When you look at all of the setbacks he has had (read his story here), you wonder if he’s a modern Job: destined to suffer for some of his life.
The interesting thing about Guerrero is that he never got down. Even in the heat of the fire, he would tell his manager, Bob Santos, “It’s okay, Bob, God has something bigger for us.”
“He never said, ‘Why is this happening?’” Santos says of Guerrero. “It was always, ‘God has something bigger for us. I know God has something bigger for us, Bob. Keep trucking. Keep trucking.’”
In life, whenever you take a proverbial punch, it’s difficult to look past the punch. Guerrero will tell you it was difficult when he got beat by a guy on steroids, or shattered his hand, or busted his shoulder, or had to sit out 15 months, or saw his wife drop to 90 pounds because of leukemia, or vacated his world title, or heard doctors suggest he make arrangements for his beloved before her bone-marrow transplant. Santos says Guerrero never wavered from the belief that God had something bigger. God, Guerrero believed, was still sovereign, sitting on His throne, masterfully authoring his story. Today, keep trucking. This God, His way is perfect.
By Stephen Copeland
Stephen Copeland is a staff writer at Sports Spectrum magazine. This devotional is taken from our most recent Training Table, a compilation of sports-related devotionals included in each print magazine. Log in here to access the March 2013/Volume 27, Number 2 Training Table.