Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Leap With Faith!

“Life’s problems wouldn’t be called ‘hurdles’ if there wasn’t a way to get over them.”
 In my life and I'm sure in yours as well you can look back on life and remember a time when you struggled. When you were weak. When you fell short of the mark. When life was overwhelming, burdensome and difficult. When you thought all was lost, almost to the brink of giving up. We ALL have those moments in our lives. 
What you must understand is that they are part of life! No way around, over, under. The only way is THROUGH them!
We learn from the scriptures that through adversity - trails, troubles, and distress - man can have many experiences that lead to spiritual growth and eternal progress by turning to the Lord. 
"If they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet"  D&C 29:39
"[We] taste the bitter, that [we] may know to prize the good."  Moses 6:55
The gospel of Jesus Christ provides perspective in life. A perspective to realize just for a moment, in the time of your pain, sorrow and suffering that it will all be alright! That someone greater than you, Jesus Christ, went through everything you would experience in life just so he would know how you feel! In doing so He he has provided a way for you to overcome and find success in your trials! Have faith in that! He tells us that,
"All these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good." D&C 122:5-8 
When we understand and recognize that our trails are for but a small moment and that they will be for our benefit, we look for lessons to be learned and experience to be gained. We no longer look at them as a punishment or torture, but rather an opportunity to learn and gain experience for the future. To rely on our Savior's love and guidance in our lives and to smile in times of hardship :)
If you have time please read this story!


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