Sunday, August 18, 2013

Doctrine and Covenants 98:3

"Therefore, he giveth this promise unto you, with an immutable covenant that they shall be fulfilled; and all things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good, and to my name’s glory, saith the Lord."
Doctrine and Covenants 98:3

This is amazing.  The saints were praying for deliverance, and God tells them here that their prayers shall be fulfilled, and he adds something that I think we can apply to all of our struggles: "all things wherewith you have been afflicted shall work together for your good."  I think that we get overwhelmed with life sometimes... it's a difficult test at times, and seems to be stacked against us.  But the truth is, if we're in tune with God, everything... all of it, even the hard parts, is all designed to help us, and teach us, and to bring to pass God's purposes... which is our salvation.
The idea that everything around us is working for our good is kind of a cool concept.  Like a scary Sci-Fi movie, except the plants and animals and robots aren't designed to terrorize us, but to HELP us. :)  See?  God makes everything better.  Even bad Sci-Fi. :)
Today, let's remember that everything in this world that was designed by God is working together for our good.  Let's find the good, and learn the lesson, and remember that we're part of it as well.  Let's work together for other people's good, and be part of the conspiracy for good. :)

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