Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other? – God, Evan Almighty.

I don’t normally base an entire post on one line from a movie but it’s also rare for a line to stick with me and pester me as much as this line has. Today I’m finding I need to read this and ponder and USE this a lot. It’s hard to watch your spouse hurting and frustrated and powerless and scared when they can’t fix someone they love, someone I love too for that matter, who is not well. But this, this oddly powerful quote from a very unlikely place is keeping me sane.

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