2.10.2010

How blessed
loved,
relieved,
and comforted
I felt this afternoon as I read these words
from a modern-day apostle of the Lord:

Just when all seems to be going right, challenges often come in multiple doses simultaneously. When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more (see proverbs 3:11-12). He therefore gives you experiences that stimulate growth, understanding, and compassion which polish you for your everlasting benefit. To get you from where you are to where He wants you to be requires a lot of stretching, and that generally entails discomfort and pain . . . Your Father in Heaven and His Beloved Son love you perfectly. They would not require you to experience a moment more of difficulty than is absolutely needed for your personal benefit or for that of those you love.
-Richard G. Scott, "Trust in the Lord," Ensign, November 1995, 16.


8 comments:

Damaris said...

thanks for this quote. needed to hear these exact words. It reminded me of my grandma's saying that "the lord bring the cold according to the thickness of your blanket"

Lindsay Ross said...

Great find Annie.
we are going through completely different things, but somehow this quote is perfect for the both of us.
love you

lyn. said...

Beautiful...

Bridget said...

I really like this. It's funny that I probably read/heard this so long ago, but I obviously wasn't prepared to hear its message. I am now. I like it a lot.

Natalie. said...

wow. that's awesome!

lyn. said...

And her name is... Saylor Deon

Anonymous said...

I know. Awesome. My very favorite lines:

Your Father in Heaven and His Beloved Son love you perfectly. They would not require you to experience a moment more of difficulty than is absolutely needed for your personal benefit or for that of those you love.

Marty said...

Annie,

Thank you for sharing. What a blessing your writings are to me at this very moment.

Thank You!
Marty