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Father, thank You for athletes who are willing to openly share their faith with the world. We ask you to bless Sydney, in Jesus' name. Amen.
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You will be so encouraged by the boldness of this Gold Medal-winning athlete. If she can give all the glory to God, so can we! Let us know what you think in the comments. And share this with someone who needs to know the power of God is real.

After winning the gold medal and setting a world record Tuesday night in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics, U.S. track star Sydney McLaughlin has responded via social media to her …fans…by thanking God.

In a post to Instagram on Thursday, the devout Christian wrote a message of “submission and obedience to God,” and included an image showing her draped in an American flag after her victory…

“Just because I may not win every race, or receive every one of my heart’s desires, does not mean God had failed. His will is PERFECT,” she noted…

Thousands of McLaughlin’s followers have left messages of love and encouragement…

One follower left this message: “Amazing!! You are a true light. Thank you Heavenly Father for allowing me to come across a sister in Christ who so faithfully serves. We are called to Love one another and rejoice in God. It’s as simple as that!”

View the Instagram post HERE…

Share your thoughts in the comments below!

(Excerpted from CBN News. Article by Steve Warren. Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images).

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Eveline Franje
August 9, 2021

I praise you Lord for Sydney Mc Laughlin giving glory for her success in the Olympic. Lord Jesus, please protect her for the attacks of the evil one. Lord, please, use her testimony for you glory, that many of her peers, friends and loved ones will come to you. May those who watched her and do not belong be drawn unto you, find you and accept you as personal Savior. To You< O Lord, be honor, glory, power and victory for ever and ever!

Emma Van Iwaarden
August 7, 2021

You go girl. You are an example of what American athletes should be. Those who have to denigrate America are not recognizing that America has given them opportunity. They are on the world stage ONLY because American, by the grace of God, gave them the opportunity.

Keely Thomas
August 7, 2021

Praise God for athletes like Sydney! What a true inspiration and an example for all people. Psalm 84:11 says “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly”. Thank you Sydney for the hope you put in me that there are athletes that truly represent the real prize! May God continue to bless you! 😇

Carole Ann Neve
August 7, 2021

Thank God the Waymaker! Thank God that this athlete knew where to give her thanks to! Praise God!!!

Debra Mifsud
August 7, 2021

Congratulations! Thank you God for Sydney representing the USA at the Olympics with your Godly principles.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. (Proverbs 16:3 | NIV)

August 7, 2021

So inspirational to see praise and not protest;
to hear God’s name lifted up in honor and not vilified;
to see the flag honored-
not cursed. I pray this testimony will echo through our land and around the world. He is worthy!!!

Rich Swingle
August 7, 2021

Praise the Lord for this modern day Eric Liddell (www.RichDrama.com/BtC).

Dawn Beth
August 7, 2021

Father continue to bless Sydney for her faithfulness to shine the light right back at You!! It is so good to see You remnant stand, like tall oaks, rooted deeply in the streams of Living Waters. May she be a testimony and a stumbling block to those who are on the American team, but not representing America. Father, May they see her victory and hear her testament of Your grace in her life and be moved to faith through it . In Jesus name🙏🙏

Jerry E Sauls
August 7, 2021

Praise God for the boldness and articulation and understanding of the plan of God in her life. May the blessings of our God continue to rest upon her as she lives out her Christian life in a very public way. Thank God she understands why she has been given this platform. May God bless and protect all of those who are involved in the Olympics and take them safely back to their country and home.


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