Sunday, November 14, 2010

Prayers and Blessings

I have been sick since last Sunday. It took me until Thursday to finally decide to ask for help. I had been in bed for days, and felt horrible! I called a friend from Church, and I told her we needed help. The next day dinner was brought (it was so delicious!), the kids were picked up for a few hours, and I was given a priesthood blessing.

Kurt wasn't home for the blessing, he was at work. A few of the men from Church came, they were so great. When they gave me the blessing, I was surprised to hear some of the contents. There was nothing about getting better, nothing about healing, nothing about health at all. What there was, were messages about comfort, reassurance, and how to get answers. I was confused, but I was thankful. I felt at peace, and took the words to heart... I just didn't quite understand them.

The next day, I did understand. I don't want to get into what happened right now. The purpose of this is to explain blessings, not discuss the current trials.

Heavenly Father sometimes speaks to us before we are ready to hear, and often we aren't prepared to hear the message he is trying to convey. However, if we are quiet, and if we seek to know Him, we will gain understanding. We do not need to know the details of God's plan in order to know that we are loved and actively cared for. Our Heavenly Father wants us to succeed.

"But the Lord knoweth all things from the beginning; wherefore, he prepareth a way to accomplish all his works among the children of men; for behold, he hath all power unto the fulfilling of all his words. And thus it is. Amen." 1 Nephi 9:6

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