“I wish I was cold as stone, then I wouldn’t feel a thing, I wish I didn’t have this heart, then I wouldn’t know the sting of the rain. I could stand strong and still, watching you walk away, I wouldn’t hurt like this, or feel so all alone”
And I’m not even on my . Plenty of people have just gotten under my skin and a person who feels theyare always right stepped in. Um, news flash, I don’t need your opinion. Please just let me vent on my fb without people trying to “prove” me wrong cuz nowhere in my status did I ask if you agree or disagree or what you thought. Days like these are the ones I really need to stop and pray for a little more patience. I am just taking it a little too personal.
Sometimes bad things happen-even when we make good choices.
We get sick. Loved ones dies. We lose our job or home. Our spouse is unfaithful. It’s hard not to ask why God allows us to suffor so much. Know that while God takes no pleasure in your suffering, your difficulties, regardless of their cause, can bring you closer to Him and even make you stronger if you endure faithfully (2 Nephi 2:2, Revelation 3:19)
It’s comforting to know that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, suffered all things. He understands your pain and can help you through your trials. When you have faith in God and His Plan, you can be assured that there’s a purpose to all theat happens to you here on earth. Our time here is short compared to our eternal life. As the Lord told Joseph Smith during a period of intense suffering:
"Know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good. The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?" (Doctrine and Covenants 122:7-8)
Coping with calamitites can strengthen you and make you more compassionate. It can help you learn, grow and want to serve others. Dealing with adversity is one of the chief ways you’re tested and tutored in your life here on Earth. Our loving Heavenly Father has the ability to compensate us for any injustices we may be called upon to endure in this mortal life. If we endure faithfully He will reward us beyond our ability to comprehend in the life to come (1 Corinthians 2:9). Amazingly, with God’s help you can experience joy even in times of trial and face life’s challenges with a spirit of peace.
Oh how I love Mormon.org. it breaks things down to the point where anyone can understand what our beliefs are. I have a friend who is “giving up on life.” I don’t know exactly what she means by that but it sure can mean a lot of different things. She has 3 little ones all under the age of 5 and she had taken a few of the Missionary discussions a while back but she doesn’t do anything without her husband(who is not a great guy to her at all) because she is scared to face anything on “her own.” I sent this to her and I hope that she really can take it to heart and open her mind to it. All I can do is pray for her and hope that things get better.
“Sometimes it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, or unsatisfied, or barely getting by. But that feelings a lie. And if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day and someone, or something, will find you and make it…
And I still think of you often. I wonder if you are happy. I wonder if you are successful. I wonder if you have any kids. I wonder if you ever think of me. I wonder if you miss our friendship as much as me. I wonder if you miss texting me at odd hours about nothing. I wonder if you will ever talk to me again. I wonder if you will ever come see me. I wonder if we can build that bridge and try again. I wonder if you are healthy and strong. I wonder if you know you are loved and missed.