In 1984, when I was a freshman in college, I lost my hearing. According to hearing tests, I had nerve damage. Hearing aids didn't help. I could hear noises with them, but I couldn't tell if it was someone talking, or a dog barking, or the phone ringing. The sounds were mush. I also couldn't tell where they were coming from. Without a hearing aid, I couldn't hear anything.
I went into a depression—just wondering, "What am I going to do? How am I going to live? What's life going to be for me?"
One day it finally hit me, "Wait a minute! I know that all things are possible to God. Whatever needs to happen, can happen, because all things are possible to God." God is really all there is. That's really the foundation. And I decided to plug into that.