CPO Outlook: Good Things Come From Bad Situations
by Emily Potts
Golf has always been a major part of my life. When I'm not at school or church, I am usually practicing or playing at the golf course. One weekend in January, a few years ago, I went ice skating with some of my friends. I was very excited because I had never been skating before.
Once I was on the ice, it didn't take me long to fall just the right way, dislocating my knee cap. The first thought that entered my mind was, "What if I won't be able to play golf again?" Without a strong knee, playing golf would be very difficult.
Once my knee was popped back in place, I figured that if God wanted me to play golf, He would help me through this situation. I spent a week on crutches with a large knee brace. When I started walking again, I was determined to get better as soon as possible. I worked hard at the gym, and in time my knee was better than ever. Not only did working out help my knee, it strengthened the rest of me as well. Even though it seemed as if nothing good could come out of my injury, it turned out to be one of the best things that happened to me.
While I was injured, with an ice pack on my knee, my dad would remind me of Romans 8:28, "God causes all things to work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose." I push myself, work hard, and do my best, knowing that God has helped me in the past (like when I dislocated my knee), and that He will be there to help me in the future.