Adversity is one of life's great teachers dressed in disguise.
"What good can come out of this?" you ask, while pondering your present problem. You're thinking, "It's horrific, terrible, the worst thing that has ever happened." A heavy dullness leads to the clincher questions: "Why me?", "What did I do to deserve this?", "What hope is left?"
Hope! How are hurts transformed into hope? How is crisis turned into contribution? The fifth chapter of the book of Romans (NIV) encourages us to "…rejoice in our
sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance,
character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has
poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."
Adversity is one of life's great teachers dressed in disguise and leading us to
character, hope, and love. Yes, greatness can emerge from adversity.