Fanny Crosby was not born blind. She had perfect eyesight for six weeks. While the doctor was out of town attending other patients, Fanny contracted an infection in her eyes. Out of desperation her parents found a country doctor who assured them he could cure her. He prescribed hot mustard poultices to be placed on her eyes. The prescription proved to be devastating. The doctor was a quack. Fanny Crosby was blind forever.
Despite different trips to other renowned and distinguished doctors, Fanny’s eyes remained incurable.
All through her life, Fanny did not become bitter towards the doctor who caused her blindness. She stated,
“If I had been able to make only one petition to my Creator, it would have been that I should remain blind. For when I get to heaven the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior.
Through her blindness she wrote thousands of hymns. They brought many people to the Lord and comforted many. Instead of becoming bitter and resenting her blindness, she worked through it. She was contented to serve the Lord by writing hymns.
Is there a physical disability or anything of the like that you have? If so, are you bitter towards the Lord about it? Or have you resolved to work through it, and praise the Lord?