Growing up I loved to watch "The Six Million Dollar Man". The gist of the story is this: When Steve Austin is severely injured in aircraft crash, he is rebuilt with bionic implants that cost six million dollars.Steve can run at 60 mph and has zoom vision capabilities as well as super strong arms. He is, as the intro to the show said, " better, faster, and stronger than before". What was broken in Steve was used to create a greater man.
Like Steve Austin, I am remade-- not with bionic implants, but with suffering. I become better at depending on God, at knowing He is able to meet my needs as I watch Him provide. I become faster at recognizing when I am believing lies while looking for my satisfaction elsewhere. And I become stronger through awareness of my weaknesses. I learn to depend on His grace and I find hope that does not disappoint.