Triumph Out of Tragedy

Tribulation can result in triumph.

George Washington, the patient statesman, learned from the snows of Valley Forge.

Lincoln, the liberator, learned from his poverty.

Theodore Roosevelt, the disciplinarian, from his asthma.

Edison, the inventor, from his deafness.

Walter Chrysler, the creative genius, from the grease pits of a train roundhouse.

Sir Walter Scott, from his lameness.

Robert Louis Stevenson, the poet of pathos, from tuberculosis.

Helen Keller, our classic inspiring example, from her blindness.

Without suffering these would not stand out on history’s horizon like Mount Vesuvius on a lily pond, and we would be robbed of their greatness.

Are you perhaps complaining about things designed to help you become your best? 

A muscle must be tested to gain strength. Likewise our character is forged in the fires of adversity.

Remember, “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” Isaiah 40:29