By Melissa Rice

“For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong” (2 Corinthians 12:8–10, KJV).

Has God ever asked you to give up something precious to you? Maybe it was a job, a new home, or a relationship. In my own life, God asked for three of my children. I want to share with you how God has worked in my husband’s and my life, teaching us to keep our eyes focused on Him and trusting His plan for us.