Saturday, May 2, 2009

Come What May and Love It

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Saturday, May 2, 2009
Come What May and Love It

1. Learn to Laugh
2. Seek for the Eternal
3. Understand the Principle of Compensation
4. Put our trust in Our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ

I have found this talk given by Elder Wirthlin to be very touching and absolutely the truth. As I have faced the many difficulties that I have the last several years, and even more specifically, the ones that I am currently facing now, I must acknowledge the truth of these words.

Through my heartache and pain, it is through my many great friends that have helped me continue to laugh that I have been lifted out of feelings of sorrow very rapidly. Although the pain can come back over and over through disappointment and other grief, laughing does remove it once again.

Seeking for the eternal does help us keep the right perspective about what we are going through, it is but a small moment of our eternal life. There is much more left to accomplish and to develop, and if we can focus on looking forward, then we can accomplish many things, and the painful past becomes less and less painful.

I can testify that the Lord literally does compensate us for our losses. It has been my personal experience that not only am I compensated, but I am blessed beyond measure. As I have lost almost all my earthly possessions, my marriage, political goals and opportunities, completely uprooted my life, and have had to face starting over as the sole provider of my family, I must acknowledge the many that have helped the Lord compensate those losses. The blessings are increasing, and each loss I have had is being compensated for one thing at a time, in the Lord's timing. Not all things are compensated for, but I know that the Lord will provide it. For example, one day I will again be married, and I will be blessed to have that joy in my life. This is going to happen in the Lord's time, but I know that it will happen.

The final one is the most important one. We must trust in Heavenly Father and in His Son Jesus Christ. If we do not do this, the other blessings do not come as rapidly. It is by trusting in them, rather then the arm of flesh, that we are inspired to make choices and take actions that bring these blessings to us. For when we obey they Lord's commandments, those blessings must be given that are connected to them.

To all those who have touched my life for good, I thank you. You have been an instrument in the hands of God to reach the soul of one of His daughters. I appreciate you being willing to serve, and to do His work through service to others. I admit that I prefer to be the one giving to others, but I am amazed by all that everyone has done. Everything from just being a listening ear when I need it, to sharing with me of your things so that I can have a home once again. I am thankful for my family and friends, and ward members, both those I have left behind, and those I am with now. Without all of you, I am not sure that I would have been able to work through things as much as I have so far, or as fast as I have. There is still a lot more to go through, but thank you so much for aiding me on that


Janell L. said...

You have been through a lot, Charity, and yet you remain so positive. I am happy that things are coming along for you. You deserve all the happiness in the world!

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