“Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?” -God (Morgan Freeman), in the film Evan Almighty
Sometimes we have to work hard to see the beauty and joy in a difficult situation when we are being tested.
Sometimes, the people we find the most unpleasant or obnoxious are the ones who most need to be loved and affirmed.
And sometimes when we think it couldn’t be worse, we are closest to discovering something new and incredible!
What “bad” situation did you work through today?