And it is through thee adversities that we not only learn, but also grow stronger in our faith and in our relationship with God. It is during these times that we grow closer to Him. It is also these times that as difficult as they are, they also work to show what, if any, faith we do have. No one likes or appreciates adversity, tragedy, hardships. I wish we never had to endure them. But, because of sin, because of the great “adversary”, the devil, we must.
When something crummy happens in your life, do you ever just sit back and ask “why me?” or think to yourself “I don’t deserve this!” When the going gets rough, it’s hard to see past our own circumstances into the “master plan” that may lie ahead of us.
None other than Walt Disney, the master of happy, once said, “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teethmay be the best thing in the world for you.” Funny thing—when I look back on my greatest adversity, I’m struck by how often I actually benefited from it! It just didn’t feel that way at the time. It took retrospect for me to realize that the hardship was really for the greater good.
One of life’s greatest adventures is seeing what becomes of our trials. Was it a necessary lesson to grow us? Might it be…
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