I had to change this blog because I discerned there was another message for today.
By now we have all heard about the trouble that golfer Tiger Woods is having. Basically he is reaping a harvest for the seeds that he sowed, or as they would say in the world, he experiencing “Karma”.
Yes, I was initially disgusted by Tiger’s behavior, but now I feel sorry for him because clearly there is something going on with him and he needed some help dealing with it. Whether a sex addiction or love addition something was missing from his life even though he has everything.
So what would be my solution for Tiger or anyone in a similar circumstance? First you need to turn to God. And even if you are a Christian and you find yourself in a circumstance like his, you need God’s insight.
It’s sad when someone is exposed on that level and everyone knows about their business, but if that happens to be the case I think he did the right thing by publicly acknowledging his sins. I have to appreciate that he did not try to deny what went on. He seem really contrite for what he has done to his family. (or so it appears by the statement on his website)
The other suggestion I would recommend is to seek counsel. Handling a scandal can be tricky and it takes God’s wisdom to see through the storm. And God will always raise up someone who will walk with you through the storm. My mind goes to Deborah and Barak. Deborah was God-appointed to help Barak in the battle. She was a Prophetess and Judge and God knew she was strong enough to walk with Barak through to victory. There is always someone who knows and will support you through it all.
Let’s remember to pray for Tiger and anyone else going through what he is going through.
8 And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.