"By Our Side"
September 2, 2007Email to a FriendPrint
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Years ago, an athlete by the name of Frank Morris lost his eyesight in a bizarre boxing accident. The specialists informed him that he would never see again. The social workers instructed him, "Learn Braille, stay at home, and accept the fact that you will be dependent on others for the rest of your life." That didn't sound like the kind of life that Frank wanted to live. He put all he had into regaining his independence. The end result of his work was the development of "The Seeing Eye." You may not know the name, but that's the organization that trains seeing-eye dogs for the blind.
Under a similar set of circumstances, what would you do? Many people would listen to those experts, throw in the towel, and vegetate. There are some people, however, who know that no matter what situation they happen to be in, the Lord is right there, by their side. Using the power of God, Christians are able to make the most of their lives, glorifying Him and finding fulfillment for themselves. As you read this devotion, it is quite possible that you, or someone close to you, has been blinded by a punch that this wicked world has thrown. If so, don't give up...get going, and see the infinite power of a loving Lord.
From a devotion originally written for "By the Way"
THE PRAYER: Loving Lord, help me to remember that no matter what situation I am in, You are right there by my side. Give me the strength to make the most of my life, glorifying You and finding fulfillment for myself. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Pastor Ken Klaus
Speaker emeritus of The Lutheran Hour®
Lutheran Hour Ministries