When Cecil B. DeMille began working on the original "Ben Hur" movie, he talked to Charlton Heston – the star of the movie – about the all-important chariot race at the end. He decided that Heston should actually learn to drive the chariot himself, rather than just using a stunt double. Heston agreed to take chariot-driving lessons to make the movie as authentic as possible.
Learning to drive a chariot with horses four abreast, however, was no small matter. After extensive work and days of practice, Heston returned to the movie set and reported to DeMille.
"I think I can drive the chariot all right, Cecil," said Heston, "but I’m not sure I can actually win the race."
Smiling slightly, DeMille said, "Heston, you just stay in the race, and I’ll make sure you win."
Those are the words of God to everyone going through a time of struggle in their lives… "My child, you just stay in the race, and I’ll make sure you win." Look for God’s hand. If you cannot see it in the event itself, look for it in the aftermath when you are putting your life back together. I promise you, God’s hand will be there.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8