What I know for sure is that there is no strength without challenge, adversity, resistance and often pain. The problems that make you want to throw up your hands and holler "Mercy!" will build your tenacity, courage, discipline and determination. Strength comes from our ability to stand up, face resistance, and walk through it.
As you walk into what you fear, know that you already have the enduring power you're asking for—then say "Thank you," because you understand your deepest struggle will produce your greatest strength.
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During difficult times, Oprah often turns to a gospel song called "Stand" written by Donnie McClurkin.
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