Monday, October 12, 2009
Faith Hope & Love
Faith "The Apostle Paul taught that "faith is the substance [assurance] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1). Alma made a similar statement: "If ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true" (Alma 32:21). Faith is a principle of action and power. Whenever we work toward a worthy goal, we exercise faith. We show our hope for something that we cannot yet see." lds.org
Hope "Hope is the confident expectation of and longing for the promised blessings of righteousness. The scriptures often speak of hope as anticipation of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ." lds.org
Faith and hope are two things that I have alway felt strong in. Lately, I sometimes have felt a lack of faith and hope. Could this just be the adversary trying to discourage me? Of course. So, I turned to our Father in Heaven and asked him to give me faith and hope. The funny thing is, usually God will give us these things, but not in the way we think.
If you ask for strength, He will give you a situation to make you stronger.
If you ask for courage, He will give you a situation that will make you more courageous.
If you ask for faith and hope, He will try your faith, in an effort to make you be more faithful.
So, despite personal struggles I have had lately, I have faith. I have hope that Heavenly Father will grant me the righteous desires of my heart. God is teaching me how to have faith in him. And though it is not the easiest lesson, I know that it is worth it. So, have faith, hope and love in Heavenly Father and in His Son Jesus Christ. They are listening. And sometimes the anwsers are not we what expect or what we want, they are what we need. God knows us better then we know ourselves, and I have faith in Him that He knows whats best for me.