Vicky Olivas

  • Aug. 2, 2012
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It’s been over 30 years since my friend Vicky was attacked at a job interview.

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. It’s been over 30 years since my friend Vicky was attacked at a job interview. It was crazy: the guy reached for a gun and fired; the bullet pierced her neck leaving her a quadriplegic. For many years, Vicky struggled with depression, asking God some hard, yet honest questions like, “Oh, God why? Will I ever be happy again?” … You know, we will always keep asking why. We will always wonder about God's goodness unless we understand that God, too, experienced horrible suffering at Calvary. Because when you ask the question why, the answer is only one word: Jesus. And that was Vicky’s answer to her desperate cries to God—it was her new-found hope and joy in Jesus Christ. Friend, if you too are asking God those very same questions—questions that reveal your deep, inner pain and angst … know that your answer, your only answer, is Jesus.

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