This post, Opportunities In Trials, written by Bill, on his blog, Unshakable Hope, is encouraging, uplifting, and right on the spot! Bill has had ALS for 18 years and is now paralyzed, yet holds an unshakable hope and faith and “ministers” to all with his hope-filled words. Worth reblogging a hundred times!!!
In the midst of a trial, the greatest temptation we face is to hunker down and wait for the storm to pass. I don’t believe this is ever God’s will.
We tend to view trials as a kind of imprisonment, thinking our life is on hold until the day we’re released from the grip of the life challenge. ALS has made me a virtual prisoner of my own body for the last 18 years. It has been a very cruel warden. But I look around me and see other people fighting illness or trying to overcome addictions, depression, abuse, debt and so many other cruel masters.
We must continue to hope and pray for freedom from whatever is trying to “holdus,” and we should do everything in our power to move toward that goal. But, in the meantime, we should look for opportunities for God to use…
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