Thursday, October 13, 2011


I talked in this post about our Church's General Conference that we have twice annually.
Well, that specific weekend proved to be a weekend of inspiration and answers to prayers.
It was just what I needed in so many different ways, from the music to each speaker that gave an address.
I just wanted to share this talk today with you, from Elder Robert E. Hales
It was the talk that I needed the most and that gave me drive and hope to move forward in faith.
I also loved it because I feel like he was sharing feelings, not just counsel, that he had had recently in his life-so relate-able. Anyway, a fabulous talk about enduring and the Lord's timing.

"I have often pondered, Why is it that the Son of God and His holy prophets and all the faithful Saints have trials and tribulations, even when they are trying to do Heavenly Father’s will? Why is it so hard, especially for them?...
As we ask these questions, we realize that the purpose of our life on earth is to grow, develop, and be strengthened through our own experiences. How do we do this? The scriptures give us an answer in one simple phrase: we “wait upon the Lord.”12 Tests and trials are given to all of us. These mortal challenges allow us and our Heavenly Father to see whether we will exercise our agency to follow His Son. He already knows, and we have the opportunity to learn, that no matter how difficult our circumstances, “all these things shall [be for our] experience, and … [our] good.”13
Does this mean we will always understand our challenges? Won’t all of us, sometime, have reason to ask, “O God, where art thou?”14 Yes! When a spouse dies, a companion will wonder. When financial hardship befalls a family, a father will ask. When children wander from the path, a mother and father will cry out in sorrow. Yes, “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”15 Then, in the dawn of our increased faith and understanding, we arise and choose to wait upon the Lord, saying, “Thy will be done.”16

I know I put a big chunk in but there is soooo much more. I hope it gives you the peace, drive and determination to move forward in faith and know that Lord knows and loves you specifically, and is aware of your struggles, what you can handle, and He wants to see you happy.

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