I am so grateful to be able to learn from people who increase my testimony and knowledge of the gospel. I was so thankful to be able to watch General Conference this weekend. I always feel strengthened and ready to better myself after Conference. One thing that struck me over and over was what we need to do when we face different trials. President Monson said something like this (not sure what the exact quote was) : When we are facing trials, turn to the Lord in faith. He may not take our afflictions from us, but He WILL comfort us in whatever storms we may face. Also Elder Bednar said something to the effect of every sincere prayer is heard and answered, although it may not be when or how we want it to be.
I know I need to work on this for sure! Sometimes it can be difficult to see the Lord's hand in our lives, especialy when He doesn't take our afflictions from us right away. However, if we have faith in Him, He will answer our prayers.
I definitely missed President Hinckley in this conference, so I just wanted to share a part last month's visiting teaching message from him. I loved the part that said this:
"We know not all that lies ahead of us. We live in a world of uncertainty. For some, there will be great accomplishment. For others, disappointment. For some, much of rejoicing and gladness, good health, and gracious living. For others, perhaps sickness and a measure of sorrow. We do not know. But one thing we do know. Like the Polar Star in the heavens, regardless of what the future holds, there stands the Redeemer of the world, the Son of God, certain and sure as the anchor of our immortal lives. He is the rock of our salvation, our strength, our comfort, the very focus of our faith.
In sunshine and in shadow we look to Him, and He is there to assure and smile upon us."
I love that we are all SO different, but we all have one thing in common and that is Jesus Christ. I don't know about you, but that brings me so much comfort to know that will never change!