A preacher once met a man named Worral. He had been stricken with rheumatoid
arthritis at age 15, years went by before he met him again. 30 years later they crossed
paths only to find Worral now totally paralyzed except for 1 finger. He could barely speak
and was totally blind.
But he had a string tied to that one mobile finger that could turn on a recorder. He wrote for
national magazines, authored books and led a happy and influential life from his bed. This
was possible because after initial prayers brought no healing, he accepted his lot graciously
and said, "Well Lord! If this is the size plot in life you’ve staked out for me, let’s
you and me together show the world what we can grow on it."
Have you ever felt you were being stricken by trials. Sometimes they seem like they are going to
totally paralyze you. Yours might be in the form of overwhelming financial obligations such as
college tuition or huge medical bills; maybe family problems, sickness or a loss of a job.
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