23 November 2008

Come What May, and Love It

This morning I busted out the Ensign (a magazine put out by the LDS Church) and was doing some reading before heading to church. I came across an article by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin that really brought comfort to me, so I thought I would share some of it with you.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from this talk, just randomly listed. (To read the full article, click here.)
"The Lord in His wisdom does not shield anyone from grief or sadness."

"If we approach adversities wisely, our hardest times can be times of greatest growth, which in turn can lead toward times of greatest happiness."

"Sometimes the very moments that seem to overcome us with suffering are those that will ultimately suffer us to overcome."

"The simple secret is this: put your trust in the Lord, do your best, then leave the rest to Him."

And my personal favorite from the talk:
"The Lord compensates the faithful for every loss...Every tear today will eventually be returned a hundredfold with tears of rejoicing and gratitude."

How amazing is that to think about? That every tear we shed because of sorrow, or lonliness, or fear, or heartache, will be returned a hundredfold with tears of joy? What an amazing promise.


Happy Sunday, everyone.

6 comments:

Kylee said...

Nikki,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I feel very much the same way about being lonely and wanting deseperately that connection with someone.
Hope all is well.
Kylee

Kylee said...

Nikki,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I feel very much the same way about being lonely and wanting deseperately that connection with someone.
Hope all is well.
Kylee

HammondFam said...

Hi Nikki. It's Nicole Hammond (LaLanne). I came across your blog as I was blog surfing about a month ago.

I'm sorry that life has been so difficult for you lately. Divorce sucks!!

I just want you know that you are a BEAUTIFUL girl, and that you will find your prince someday soon. I promise, he is out there!

This talk was awesome! I used it as my visiting teaching message this past month. I loved when he talked about how sometimes our experiences prepare us to help others. I'm sure just by sharing your story, thoughts, and feelings on this blog that you are giving strength and encouragement to others. Keep your head up girl, and as Elder Wirthlin says, "come what may, and love it!" :)

Caroline said...

Nikki what a wonderful posting! It gives us a glimpse of the hope and light that lies ahead during times of despair and darkness. I feel for you during this difficult time. You have so much faith- it is so inspiring. I'm praying for ya girl!

Anonymous said...

sweet and uplifting post..i just came accross your blog, I'll use some of the quotes and articles.

Alias said...

Our lesson in RS was about that very talk. Isn't it just wonderful? I'm glad to know you're finding peace & comfort through & in spite of your hard times. :) LOVE YOU!`

 
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