My friend, Ganel-Lyn, posted this quote on her blog today, and boy did I need it. (I hope she doesn't mind that I borrowed it, but I thought maybe other family members reading my blog could be uplifted by it as well and couldn't resist sharing.)
A dearly loved family member who has been ill had a set-back this week. It's difficult, especially since he had been doing so well lately, running and playing with his boys on a recent camping trip. This reminds me that He is all-knowing and our mortal vision can be so short-sighted. Our desires, no matter how much we want them or feel deserving of them, are not always part of a loving Heavenly Father's plan, and that FAITH means TRUSTING that His intentions are truly, and lovingly, what's best for our learning and growth. There is nothing He wouldn't do for us, no hurt He wouldn't love to take away, and yet He loves us enough to let us experience what is necessary to help us reach our full potential.