Rough Rider

by | Sep 30, 2019 | Vital Men Devotions

Psalm 46:1 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.

Teddy Roosevelt was our 26th President of the United States of America. He was a man of valor, a decorated man in the military, and received the Medal of Honor. He was considered a man amongst men. He was a man who knew adversity. He lost his wife and mother on the same day. His mother died of Typhoid Fever, and his wife died hours later from Bright’s Disease, a complication from giving birth to their first child two day prior.

Teddy was also a Rough Rider. He was part of the 1st United States Volunteer Calvary of the Spanish-American War. He was victorious along with other men who fought their way to the top of San Juan Hill. He was a man of action.

We do not have Rough Riders today, but I believe we live in no greater day for men to take a stand while they face adversity. We can be men who do not run from a fight but charge the hill to live a life victorious in Christ. We can be men who stand against the forces of evil that face our nation today.

There is a quote Theodore Roosevelt made. I leave you today with this thought. “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, and difficulty… I have never envied a human being who lead an easy life. I have envied a great many people who lead difficult lives and let them well!”

Strength and Courage




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