This is a Mind Change Moment Encore from 2007
She has suffered from so many debilitating and challenging physical problems that you need a scorecard to keep track. Her battle with diabetes caused her to lose her vision. She had kidney failure, regular dialysis and finally a kidney transplant. She has had at least two surgeries for cancer. Her schedule for doctors’ appointments in a month sounds like a fulltime job. Her husband has good health and a career, but is at her side when not working, and he empathizes and suffers vicariously with her.
But then as I say that it doesn’t sound quite right to use the word “suffers” in regard to them. I know it is an accurate description of things they must feel, but together they face their trials with such faith and humor, that it is not the first thing you think of when you picture them. They are such encouragers, always thinking of others. They scheme for ways to strengthen those who face challenges.
In my book, Mind Change, Power Thought #29 reads:
God has not given
you too much.
If there is something you have to
face, you can face it.
If there is something you must
overcome, you can overcome it.
To paraphrase C.S. Lewis:
”When something must be done, there is no use talking
about whether or not it can be done.”