The Bottom Line for the Disabled

  • Oct. 10, 2018
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When I was first injured, I tried very hard to cope with my disability.

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada, and when I was first injured, I tried very hard to cope with my disability. Then for a while, I tried to resign myself to it.  But resignation only carried with it undertones of rebellion, like, “Okay, I'll adjust to this, but I’m not going to like it.” Then I tried to submit to my limitations. But that felt like I was giving up, like my disability defeated me. So what happened next? Well, once I developed a high view of God; once I understood that God was in control over my paralysis, I relaxed. I wasn’t in charge. God was. And that’s how I was able to finally embrace my circumstances. Not just cope, resign, submit or even accept, but fully embrace God's will in my wheelchair. For he intends only good in our lives. So, if you are struggling to embrace your difficult circumstances, tell us about it. Let us pray for you at joniandfriends.org.

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