Adversity can be your friend.
The older I get, the less I think I really know. But one tenet has been tested throughout my life, and has always been found to be true – Whatever God allows, God redeems.
We see this play out in the life of our Savior. “Because he himself was tested through what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested” (Hebrews 2:18).
Four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield confirmed this principle in his own life. He said, “You can see my whole story in the way I endured and overcame some testing experiences.”
Recovery Step: Seneca said, “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” As a person in recovery, you are a brave soldier. When faced with adversity, keep moving forward.