I am watching a documentary on President Franklin D. Roosevelt tonight. It paints a remarkable picture of a man who had it all and then lost it due to the folly of a virus called polio. He was set to follow in his uncle's footsteps and then a cruel twist of faith shattered his dreams.
The amazing part of the story is that Franklin Roosevelt didn't give up. He took his fate and turned it around. He fought hard and became one of the greatest President's of all time. I sat watching the program and it struck me that he became President during one of the most difficult periods in our history. Yet, he was prepared for it. He had faced his own nightmare and overcame it. His famous words, "We have nothing to fear but fear it self" was born out of his own tragedy.
This is God's economy. He takes every experience and uses it for the good. What could have been devastating turned out to be the preparation needed to do an extraordinary work. And God does this every day with people like you and me. Praise God that our trials can be turned around to bring a blessing to someone else down the road.