Years ago, we connected with a believer in China named Ruth who was secretly printing Christian literature. She was eventually discovered, arrested, and sent to prison for her ministry efforts. Yet, despite her circumstances, she was determined to make the most of her time behind bars.
In her two years in prison, she wrote 30 Christian songs and regularly shared the gospel with fellow inmates. Even though this time in prison separated her from her husband and toddler, she still viewed it as an opportunity from the Lord.
When you are going through a painful season of life, I encourage you to adopt Ruth’s perspective. How could you use this situation to glorify the Lord? May we all be able to view life’s troubles with this eternal perspective.