You have to take responsibility for how you respond to… trial. (John Stumbo, author)

John Stumbo suffered from a months-long undiagnosed illness that kept him unable to walk, stand, swallow, or eat except by a feeding tube. He dealt with depression from time to time, but in it he recognized—as we all must—that our response to life’s ups-and-downs is up to us. We may need lots of help, but it’s our choice to despair or to ask God for inner strength to endure.

God to the Apostle Paul, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:8)