Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. (C. S. Lewis, late British scholar and writer)

When life’s journey brings us to a time of difficulty, our natural inclination is to avoid that hard road as much as possible. Lewis suggests, however, that continuing on that difficult road might lead us to more beneficial places. Zig Ziglar, late motivational speaker) put it this way: “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. (Isaiah 43:2)