Hope is the Best of Things

  • Ben Rhodes
  • Joni Eareckson Tada
Keywords: suffering, hopelessness, spiritual healing, joy in action, eternity


This paper reveals the one thing that has saved Tada during her forty-five years of living in a wheelchair—the heaven-sent hope found only in Christ. When hope is scarce, people need a fresh perspective on suffering as it relates to true scriptural encouragement. People who learn to meet suffering on God’s terms, can find that joy is real. Tada has discovered that hope is the best of things when we give it a chance. This paper powerfully communicates all these truths from someone who has lived them, so that others can live them too, no matter what you’re going through.

How to Cite
Rhodes, B., & Tada, J. (2019). Hope is the Best of Things. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 1(1), 91-104. Retrieved from https://journal.joniandfriends.org/index.php/jcid/article/view/13