3-Week Series: Double Blessing

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The 2012 Olympics gave a great illustration of how Christians can trust God in the thrill of victory AND the agony of defeat. If you watched the Olympics, you probably saw Gabby Douglas's big smile. When she won the Individual Gold in gymnastics. She said, "I give all the glory to God. It's a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him, and all the blessings fall down on me."

She praised God publicly in the "thrill of victory." You may NOT have heard about another Olympian who praised God in "the agony of defeat." Ryan Hall failed to finish the Olympic Marathon race when he pulled a hamstring on the final day.

But look at what he "tweeted" the very next morning on his official Twitter page: "God is so good. My circumstances have the possibility of shifting my perception of His goodness ... but His goodness never changes." And he's already looking ahead to his next race.

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