A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. (Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States)

It is universal. Everyone faces difficulties in life—from early childhood to the end of earthly life. It’s often how we handle those trials that determine our success or failure. Do we see them as irresolvable, something we can’t ever overcome? Or do we see them as occasions for growth and achievement? Don’t look for disasters, but do look for opportunities.

(God said): “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (The Apostle Paul): “That is why . . . I delight in weaknesses . . . in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12: 8, 10).