Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Romans 8:28

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28

I think that occasionally it feels like life is ganging up on us and everything is going wrong, and we can't figure out how to escape. :) But the truth of it is here. Instead of life ganging up on us, all things work together for our good. I think that is an amazing thought. ALL things... not just some, and everything is trying to help us. It doesn't mean that life will always be fun, although I think it can be most of the time... but it does mean that even the bad things are designed to make us better, stronger, faster... okay, not bionic, but better than that, even. More like God. D&C 98:3 takes it even a little further and tells us that all things we've been afflicted with work together for us. ... Which I think helps to keep things in perspective when life seems really bad. Those things are all designed to help us grow and learn and become better than we are. Maybe we don't always want to learn the lessons, and perhaps sometimes we'd rather just not learn some things... but all around us, all the time, are opportunities to learn and to grow and to change. To become better than we are--calmer, happier, stronger, more patient, more loving... and on, and on. Today, let's try to jump in and learn some of those lessons. Not always fun, true... but with ALL things working for us... seriously... How can we lose unless we don't try?

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