Final Outcome

Lyle Arakaki shares this insight:   

In Hawaii, because of the time difference with the continental U.S., the NFL Monday Night Football game is played in mid-afternoon, so the local TV station delays its telecast until 6:30 in the evening.

When my favorite team plays, I'm too excited to wait for television, so I'll listen to the game on the radio, which broadcasts it live. Then, because they're my favorite team, I'll watch the game on television too. 

If I know my team has won the game, it influences how I watch it on television. If my team fumbles the ball or throws an interception, it's not a problem. I think, that’s bad, but it's okay. In the end, we'll win!

In John 16:33, Jesus tells us "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

When going through trouble, knowing the final outcome makes all the difference. 

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!

Suggested Bible Reading

John 16

Prayer Guide

Today as you pray ...

Pray that He will give you a fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom.

Thank Him for His promise to give you wisdom to face your trial.


Cry out to Him, asking for His wisdom for the trial you are experiencing.


Praise Him for His answer, for His provision, and for Jesus Christ, whose cross is the power and the wisdom of God.