Fanny Crosby was a devout Christian who enriched us all by writing
approximately 9,000 hymns! She was blinded, when an infant, by a quack
doctor why mistreated her inflamed eyes, and her mother and grandmother
took her from one doctor to another always praying for her healing, but
to no avail. Did Fanny sink into bitter self-pity? She did not! She
trusted Christ as her Savior and sought to serve Him all her life.
Today’s attached devotional will give you an idea of what is meant. God
Because of Calvary,
Habakkuk 1:2 (ESV)2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not hear?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
and you will not save?
“God does not give me all I ask,
nor answer as I pray;
But, O, my cup is brimming o’er
with blessings day by day.
How oft the joy I though withheld
delights my longing eyes,
And so I thank Him from my heart
for what His love denies.”
[Fanny Crosby Speaks Again edited by Dr. Donald P. Hustad, (Carol Stream, IL: Hope Publishing Company, 1977), p. 93]