During his 45-year career as a composer, Ludwig van Beethoven wrote 722 symphonies, sonatas, and concertos. Even more amazing? Many of those compositions were written after Beethoven had lost his hearing.
When Beethoven first noticed his hearing loss, he was devastated. Without the ability to hear the music he made, his life felt meaningless. He got stuck in the first stage of grief – denial.
But he didn’t stay there.
We have all faced disappointments and loss. But none of that ever determines our success or failure. It’s what we do after the crisis that means everything.
Recovery Step: Embrace this promise today – “They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:31).