Thursday, March 31, 2011

Faith...Promoting or Perfecting

I have wondered why sometimes our blessings or our prayers are not always answered in a way we had hoped ?  I was scanning through the April Ensign a couple of days ago and came across this....In an article about "Faith and Infertility"

“When someone has an ailment or an illness and they are healed as the result of a blessing, their faith is being strengthened. But for those who aren’t healed but continue faithful, their faith is being perfected. The first is a faith-promoting experience. The second is faith-perfecting.”

Read entire article HERE.

For me this was a light bulb moment. I had never thought of faith in this way. .. As I have come to terms with the heartache of losing one parent to mental illness and watching another in its grasp...There has always been the question of why? I don't know that that answer will every come. But the thought of a Faith-Perfecting experience provides me great comfort. My experiences have solidified my faith and left me with a sure knowledge that we have a Heavenly Father that loves us and that we never walk through our trials alone.


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