I love these messages. I bought the puzzle for each of my children's families and I want to print these messages out for them. Do you know when 9-11 will be published? Thank you.
I'm not sure how our suffering physical, mental, emotional and spiritual can make us more than wounded. Wounds can heal of course but the scars stay long after the events that caused the injury in the first place.
I'm sure that Job's scares were a constant reminder of the vicissitudes in this life we call mortality. What about the wounds that Hosea suffered (Hosea 1:2) because of Gomer?
What I do know is that the day will come when all the suffering will stop and our bodies, our minds, our hearts and our spirits will be healed and even the scars will disappear just as if they never had happened.
The agency of mankind is a necessary part of this life and the choices we make and the consequences of our choices do lead to growth. We approved of this plan before we came to earth so are volunteers of the Father's plan of perfection.
The day will come when we can see the total pattern of our mortal telestial life as the Father says, "well done my good and faithful servants." I don't remember volunteering for this life but evidently you and I did.
Sometimes experiences are so traumatizing that what we walk away with is a combination of rage, that the people we had been taught to respect because of their positions of authority within the Church, did not protect us but instead let us down or actually caused the damage to be worse, and helplessness, because we were told to submit to abuse. And if it is God who commanded us to marry that abusive person, our entire worldview is shattered. I do not know how to proceed. Experience at what price? Loss of our faith in God's love for us?
Thank you so much for this timely message. It’s what I needed to hear. It is a balm... there is nothing we can not overcome without our Heavenly Father, and our Saviour by our side.
It’s surprising what we can live through... we may be battered and bruised... but we will survive and be made stronger.
I believe God as well: “All these things will give us experience.” Repentance and discipline mentally, physically and spiritually are all essential in understanding Joseph’s Liberty....and ours.
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