What Ragan Riddle And I Have In Common With Habakkuk
I have been reading posts on Facebook by Ragan Riddle. I admire her faith, her
courage and her strength. Ragan has accomplished what many people would have
thought to have been impossible. Recently, she graduated from Elon University Law School at the top of her class. What makes Ragan’s accomplishment even more spectacular was that she was battling cancer. Ragan studied, wrote papers and did whatever was required of her to complete her degree while receiving chemotherapy and other forms of cancer treatments. Soon Miss Riddle will begin work as a full time
clerk with Justice Newby on the North Carolina Supreme Court. We all can shake our heads in amazement and wonder how did Ragan accomplish what she did?
I believe that I have some insight on this subject because I have, and continue to, battle similar adversity in my life. Eight years ago, I experienced a massive stroke which left me partially blind and partiGod In my life, in my church, in my community, and in my private practice I have met many who have dealt with adversity in many ways and on many levels. As I've written this I've been listening to the reports of the devastating events in Manchester England. I will never understand evil, but as a Christian what I do understand is the same thing that Habakkuk was trying to tell the people. Although things may appear dire as Christians, we would do well to remember Habakkuk and his important words: that God is our strength and He will give us what we need to get to the top of those high hills, ramparts, or mountains.