You Have a Personal Cheering Squad

You Have a Personal Cheering Squad - Grace Fox

You’re not fighting your battle alone. You’re surrounded by a personal cheering squad whose victories prove you can persevere and win, too.

Spending time with my grandkids is always a treat. Last weekend we celebrated a birthday party at a bike park. The older kids pedaled up, down, and around dirt hills trying to “catch air.” The younger ones found entertainment doing other things, like going for walks through the forest with Grandma and Grandpa.

My four-year-old granddaughter raced ahead of me on the path. Suddenly she stopped in her tracks and turned around to see where I was and why I lagged behind. Wearing a big grin, she called out, “C’mon, Grandma. You can do it! You can, you can!”

Who’s cheering for you?

The preschooler’s encouragement made me smile. It reminded me of the “huge cloud of witnesses to the life of faith” mentioned in Hebrews 12:1. Those witnesses include heroes like Abraham and Isaac, Joseph and Moses, Rahab, Gideon, David, and Samuel. Men and women who persevered through the challenges they faced and whose names line the Hall of Faith thousands of years later.

Did you know that the word “clouds” in this context refers to the highest seats in a Greek stadium? So, imagine you’re in an arena and fighting….

  • For your marriage
  • For your prodigal son or daughter
  • For the soul of an unbelieving relative or neighbor
  • For the ability to overcome an addiction
  • For the freedom from fear
  • Fill in the blank with your personal struggle

The stadium is packed to the hilt with believers who have already fought their battle and won. They’re cheering you on. “C’mon! You can do it, _________ (your name). Don’t quit! Never give up! You can win the battle over ______________!”

Knowing a multitude of victorious men and women is cheering you on ought to do more than put a smile on your face. Hopefully it infuses you with courage and determination to keep on keeping on

You’re not fighting your battle alone or unnoticed, my friend. You’re surrounded by a personal cheering squad who experienced all sorts of struggles and won. Their victories prove you can win, too.

Know you are loved,


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