Baseball Player Shares Bible Verse that Helped Him Through Tragic Loss of Family

Blake Bivens is a Double-A pitcher for the Tampa Bay Ray. Last August he was traveling with the team when he was asked to go home. He checked social media while at the airport and found out on Facebook that his wife, child, and mother-in-law were killed.

Blevins said, “That was the worst moment in my life. Nothing ever will come close to being, to feeling the way I felt at that moment. Then again, I know I will see him again one day, and it won’t be long.”

In the darkness of it all, Blake remembers turning to John 16:33 and receiving hope.

“When I read, ‘Take heart, for I have overcome the world,’ it changed, it completely flipped a switch in my heart,” he recalled. “And from that moment on I knew that this was not going to beat me, this was not going to beat family. I was going to live in victory the rest of my life, and I was going to use this as a testimony to show what he has done for me he can also do for others.”

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