Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Faith will not give you what you want; it will help you know or understand what is divinely intended for you."

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.
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Tif said...

So sorry to hear the news, but what an inspired quote at such a time. Thanks for sharing it.

Thank goodness for the spirit and inspired words that bring us peace and help us to better understand things that can be so difficult to understand.

Jen said...

They're definitely in my prayers, too, Hope. A wise man I know would always say, "KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOVED! KNOW THAT!" And I think that's what we have to remember when things are hard--the author of all Love, the one who IS Love itself LOVES US. And watches over us. And with Him, even when things are hard and not going the way we expect or desire, the BEST is always yet to come!

The Kings said...

Sorry to hear that someone you are close to is struggling. Lots of thoughts and prayers for you all.

"The democracy will cease to exist when you TAKE AWAY from those who are willing to work AND GIVE to those who would not."

Thomas Jefferson