Adversity is the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself. (John Wooden, hall of fame coach)

People react to hard times in a variety of ways. Some just can’t seem to lift their heads up and move on. Others struggle without hope. If Wooden is right, those difficult times give us an opportunity to take a look at ourselves and determine that we must be the ones who have to work hard to overcome trying circumstances. With God’s help, we can overcome.

For whoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4).