When a group of tourists saw a legless war veteran go to the Shrine at Lourdes to bathe in its healing and miraculous waters, they whispered and laughed, “Does he suppose God will give him back his legs?”
The veteran overheard this remark. Turning to the group, he said, “No, I don’t expect God to give me back my legs. I expect God to show me how to live without them.”
Perhaps if we just asked the right questions, we would discover that God is not in the business of bringing pain and suffering into our lives. Rather, God gives us all the strength to live even in the midst of the worst kinds of suffering.
Thanks to Mickey Anders and to Pexels for the photo.
FULL DISCLOSURE: From 1997 until 2000 I had severe sciatic pain in my right leg 24 hours a day. In 2000 I went to Lourdes and took the bath. The man from Liverpool next to me said to not expect an immediate cure, but in six months I would be cured. In six months my severe sciatic pain was gone and I have been pain free in my right leg since 2000.
When has God given YOU the strength to live in the midst of the worst kind of suffering?
WHERE THERE IS HOPE, THERE IS FAITH. WHERE THERE IS FAITH, MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!!
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