BY THE time you read this short article Super Sunday, a sporting extravaganza will have taken place, and we will know who has won the British Grand Prix, the Wimbledon Men’s and Women’s Finals, and the Cricket World Cup!

We’ll have witnessed either Lewis Hamilton, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and the England Cricket Team - or others celebrating victory.

It seems that this summer has been an almost never-ending and indulgent feast for sports fans.

Additionally, some readers in recent weeks will themselves have graduated or enjoyed watching a loved-one graduating.

Others still, who usually might have read this column, won’t - as they are enjoying a well-earned holiday away from the usual pressures of life.

All these things represent aspects of the rich variety of joy that life occasionally offers to us.

However, alongside this, we remember that there are others for whom the joys of sport, the success of achievement, and the luxury of ‘sitting on a beach’, seem unimportant and even trivial.

For they are facing the bitter challenge of personal disappointment - maybe a broken relationship, physical or mental illness, a painful bereavement, or another of life’s bitter realities.

The Bible acknowledges what we might describe as the highs and lows of life.

Not only this, but it reminds and reassures us that God is available to us and promises to walk with us though all the circumstances of life.

One of the Old Testament prophets, who was in the midst of very challenging circumstances, wrote this:

‘The faithful love of the Lord never ends!

His mercies never cease.

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning…

The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.

So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.’ - Lamentations 3.

Whether, currently you are battling to get through each new day, one day at a time or celebrating one of life’s rich joys; I pray that you will be able to wait for salvation from God (the help of God that renews our circumstances and brings hope) and that you will know the companionship and transforming power of a loving personal God as he journeys with you day by day.