Darla, once again you have given me wonderful truths to contemplate. I am so grateful for your insight. I especially loved the comment that we need to have faith in Christ, not in the outcomes. If our faith is centered on having the outcome be according to our wills, our testimony and faith are on a sandy foundation. When my sweet sister-in-law died at the age of 39, leaving a young family, I wondered what could possibly be more important for her to do on the other side, than to be here caring for her 4 young children. It was hard for me to accept. But, I know that God's ways are higher than my ways, and God's thoughts than my thoughts. One day we will understand it all---it the meantime, we need to trust that the Lord is directing all things for the benefit and blessing of his children.
So many great quotes and wonderful scriptures in one article.
Thank you Darla! I treasure all your articles! A talk given by Dennis E. Simmons titled "But if Not" in General Conference April 2004 came to mind. Not only did it help me, but I was able to help a co-worker. This co-worker had breast cancer and was going through chemotherapy (second time around). People in her church were telling her that she lacked faith and this saddened her. I gave her a copy of the talk and after she read it, she thanked me profusely because she felt comforted and peaceful as she read something that she discovered was true. Another article I treasure is from the Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, Chapter 2 "Tragedy or Destiny" which I have shared with many. God bless you!
Good article. Thank you.
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