Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Through Adversity

This morning, I was listening to Dr. James Dobson interviewing a person who had been aborted during her mother's pregnancy, but survived the abortion. My heart was touched with the forgiveness and maturity with which this young lady spoke. She said two things that really hit home with me, and I hope will add value to your life, and those around you as well:

First, she said that her joy comes through adversity. So much could be said about this, but suffice it to say that noone likes to experience pain, either emotional or physical, but it is a reality in this life. This young lady's adversity will serve other people's gain. She is so courageous and brave to share her life with us.

Second, she quoted Abraham Lincoln when he said, "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."

Both of these people went through a tremendous amount of adversity, but came out the other side a better person who more importantly, could add value to the lives of others because of their growth through adversity.

Sometimes, when we are experiencing adversity (the tough times), it is difficult to remember that the sun will come up again tomorrow. Remember, forgiveness heals, and the sun will come up again tomorrow. See it through my friend.....Heidi Ho.

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