Tuesday, August 30, 2011

...sleep tight, readers...

i find myself feeling ill and fumbling for words.  stringing these sentences together is even causing a headache, which is pathetic, and which also means i should probably not be vertical much longer.

however, i read this little gem today and thought i'd share.

the words provided an overwhelming sense of calm to my soul as i am making my recovery from the past 5 months of surgeries.  

i hope it resonates with you.

Some of our struggles involve making decisions, while others are a result of the decisions we have made. Some of our struggles result from choices others make that affect our lives. We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond. Many struggles come as problems and pressures that sometimes cause pain. Others come as temptations, trials, and tribulations.

Yet struggles are a part of the sacred sanctification process. There are no soft or slothful ways to become sanctified to the point that we are prepared to live in the presence of the Savior. And there can be blessings in the burdens we bear. As a result of these struggles, our souls are stretched and our spirits are strengthened. Our character becomes more Christlike as we are tried and tested.

Even though these experiences may cause pain, suffering, and sorrow, we have this absolute assurance: “No pain suffered by man or woman upon the earth will be without its compensating effects if it be suffered in resignation and if it be met with patience” (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, ed. Edward L. Kimball [1982], 168).

-strength during struggle, l.lionel kendrick, october 2001

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TeriAnn Trevenen said...

Love that thought and you. Needed to hear it.

Lynne said...

Amen, sista friend.

Lacey. Kellen. Beck. said...

...and resonate it did indeed. Thanks. I would love to see you and that cute boy again soon, seriously.

Brianne said...

Love it.

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