Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this. (Celine Dion, Canadian singer)

We don’t get to choose everything that surrounds us or happens to us in life. We have to deal with what comes, and it isn’t always something good or pleasant. But we do have a choice, as Dion says, and how we choose to deal with those unwelcome circumstances will determine whether we can move forward, stronger from the experience.

We can rejoice… when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. (Romans 5:3)