Andrew Lloyd-Webber was suffering intense pain in his leg. Fourteen surgical interventions left him in such agony he wanted to die. In his own words he said, “I went through a moment of deep depression—that awful moment when you think you must find a way out.”
From there he descended to contemplating assisted suicide, contacting an organization that helps people end their suffering lives. Today he believes that thought was “stupid and ridiculous, but I just couldn’t think what else to do.”
When life becomes miserable and death looks to be the only solution, God can give us the strength to carry on. Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
--The Week, August 15, 2014 p. 8
2 Corinthians 12:9 (HCSB) But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.