On a hot July afternoon, a young 17-year-old girl dove into a shallow lake. That dive changed her life forever. Joni Erickson Tada snapped her neck and was left as a quadriplegic. Joni sank low with depression when the accident first happened, and she felt her life was over. But through encouragement from family and friends, she did not give up! Today she is an internationally known mouth-artist, author, speaker and radio host. She founded Joni and Friends to offer hope to hurting people by sharing her own experiences. Above all, she is an enthusiastic and effective advocate for those with disabilities.
Greatness does not come when things always go well for you. It comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks and disappointments. But we have a loving God with the power to help us through those tests: "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory" (Ephesians 3:20-21). Ask God to travel your difficult road with you.