Injured Raiders QB: I Serve a God Who Is the Ultimate Healer

On Saturday afternoon, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was sacked during a game against the Colts, breaking his leg in a gruesome injury that will require season-ending surgery. The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for the young quarterback and his team. Not only was Carr having an MVP-level season, he’d also led his team to its best record in years, and the second best record in the NFL.

But, just a week before the start of the playoffs, Carr’s Super Bowl hopes were dashed by the brutal injury. And, though Raiders were heartbroken, Carr had a different posture later on social media.

Carr, who is a devout Christian, posted a message to Twitter reminding fans to keep perspective, while telling them about his faith. Referencing Joshua 1:9, he tweeted,

Thank you to everyone that has been praying for me! Things happen in life that we don’t always understand, BUT I do KNOW this. I serve a God that loves me and that is the ultimate healer! I am not worried one bit. I will bounce back and be on my feet within no time!

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Caleb Cassell

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Caleb Cassell replied to Tracy's comment

Tracy, I see the point yoh are trying to make with your post, however, you are slightly flawed in your thinking. You're arguing that Derek's faith is not genuine based on his social status, or that he is only trusting God to meet a physical need. The bottom line is I could argue with you about his heart and we'd both be wrong because neither one of us can see it. But we are in charge of examining our own heart and lives and making sure we are seeking after the Lord with genuine desires to know Him more. The God who heals a footballers broken leg is the same God who heals the broken heart of a fatherless child. We should not base a genuineness of someone's faith based solely on their profession or social status. Only the Lord knows why certain individuals have things that others don't, but he is a good God and He knows exactly what every child needs and Romans 8:28 rings true in every believers life, "ALL things work together for the good of those who love God and all called according to his purpose."

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Tracy commented…

When a millionaire quarterback posts something about his faith in God after a broken leg, I can't help feeling it cheapens our proclamation. Are we celebrating his trust that God will heal him? What about that mother who won't be healed today. The child whose father isn't coming back?

I think we Christians need to push back on these stories. Selling our faith through the culture's stars is just not convincing anyone.

Here's what he might have said. "Thank you for your prayers, I have lots to be thankful for today, and a bright future ahead of me however this turns out. It's Christmas eve. Let's pray for others around the world this day with so much more to lose. Thank you."

Caleb Cassell

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Caleb Cassell replied to Tracy's comment

Tracy, I see the point yoh are trying to make with your post, however, you are slightly flawed in your thinking. You're arguing that Derek's faith is not genuine based on his social status, or that he is only trusting God to meet a physical need. The bottom line is I could argue with you about his heart and we'd both be wrong because neither one of us can see it. But we are in charge of examining our own heart and lives and making sure we are seeking after the Lord with genuine desires to know Him more. The God who heals a footballers broken leg is the same God who heals the broken heart of a fatherless child. We should not base a genuineness of someone's faith based solely on their profession or social status. Only the Lord knows why certain individuals have things that others don't, but he is a good God and He knows exactly what every child needs and Romans 8:28 rings true in every believers life, "ALL things work together for the good of those who love God and all called according to his purpose."

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