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In His Own Words: Mike Fisher

Published on May 26, 2017


HeartOfACompetitorNashville Predators captain Mike Fisher contributed a devotional to the recently re-released, best-selling resource from FCA titled, “Heart of a Competitor Playbook.”

A featured contributor alongside a host of other professional athletes and coaches, Fisher’s first-person account below focuses on the topic of “Trust.”

Learn more about FCA’s “Heart of a Competitor Playbook” and other FCA resources at the ministry’s official online store, FCAGear.com.

Trust God

by Mike Fisher, Nashville Predators



Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” – Proverbs 3:5-6



As a young athlete, I did my best to balance my hockey career with my faith. At the age of 19, my faith was tested when I suffered a serious knee injury. After the game, I knew I was done for the year. My mom called me and said, “Remember, God doesn’t make mistakes. Trust in him and it will be okay. He’ll use it for good.” At the time, I didn’t want to hear it, but in the long run, she was right.

Sometimes you can hope that everything is going to be perfect, but God doesn’t promise that life will be free of troubles. We won’t always understand why we’re struggling or why things aren’t going our way. But he does promise that if we put our trust completely in him, he will take care of our needs and give us the strength to make it through the trials of life.

Trust takes time. We all love to be in control. I can tell you from experience that it’s freeing when you begin to give that up. Ultimately, the most important decision you can make is to give your life over to Christ and trust him with it. When you can do that, your fears will begin to fade and your trust in him will begin to grow.



1. What are some areas where you find it easy to trust God? With what areas of your life do you find it difficult to trust God?

2. How does fear impact your ability to trust God?

3. What are some things with which you need to do a better job trusting God?



Extra readings: Matthew 6:25-34, Romans 8:28-31, Psalm 37:4-6, and Joshua 1:9



Lord, help me to trust you more. Relieve me of my fear and doubt and allow me to see your power moving in my life. Amen.