Adversity reveals genius. (Horace, 1st century B.C. Roman poet)

The Greek philosopher Plato put it this way, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” When the need for something becomes imperative, we are forced to find ways to meet that need. According to Horace, the greater the need, the more it takes to meet it. We’re not all geniuses, of course, but who knows what we can achieve when we put our minds into finding solutions.

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. (Isaiah 43:2)