Saturday, March 14, 2015

"...Shall be for thy good"

I believe there to be beauty in vulnerability.
Vulnerability being defined as 
 referring to the inability to withstand the effects of a hostile environment; capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt.
Not being vulnerable to the forces of the world that will always try to pull us down and tear us away. Rather being vulnerable and submissive to an all knowing Loving Heavenly Father in whom we can forever trust. 
When we treasure Someone else's will above our own.
 There was a time I felt my soul had been permantently 
wounded from mistakes of the past. 
On truly sacred ground, in the House of the Lord 
I went trying to make sense of it all. 

Inside those walls impressions and light were received.
Thoughts of the creation of mountains filled my mind,
it's a process of millions of years with events including the colliding 
of tectonic plates and erosion from both wind and water.
The tedious result is a glorious one to behold. 

While climbing and finally atop a mountain peak you gain perspective unlike anything you would have received had you stayed in the valley below.
To create these mountains causes pain, if compared to the process of our Heavenly Father perfecting a soul it comprises of heart-wrenching moments, tear-filled nights, and enduring faith in Jesus Christ. 
Just as ascending up a mountain trail in the late afternoon sunshine on an autumn afternoon has indescribable joyous feelings. Same as for the potential of our lives, desires and our hearts when we fully yield them to God. 
There are things we can learn no other way than by walking the higher yet harder road. We will come to understand love, joy, peace and redemption like we never had before placing our will in the Hands of the Father.

"...know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good."
-Doctrine and Covenants 122:7

Let Him carry the burdens of pain and heartache, He is making something great out of you through them. 

"There is the reason. It is for our development, our purification, our growth, our education and advancement, that we may buffet the fierce waves of sorrow and misfortune; and we shall be all the stronger and better when we have swum the flood and stand upon the farther shore."
-Elder Orson F. Whitney

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