That Trust leads to greater Faith.
In addition to the spiritual blessings that come immediately from obedience to any of God’s laws. Looking back, I know for sure that the promises of the Lord, if perhaps not always swift, are always certain.
Patience Requires Faith
Patience is our schooling.
Sometimes that faith is deeply tested because we cannot see the good or the answers for a long time. Sometimes perspective is needed. I am still at the point. I have hints at my future, but it is still only a little ways out. When I came home from my recent trip to Utah, I was discourage because it was time to put my house back on the market and I was no longer sure what I should do if it sold. I had to patiently wait for an answer. I moved forward even though I was not sure what I would do. I listened to the Spirit, and through a bunch of special prompting, I was lead to know that I need to plan to move in with my little sister who is raising her son on her own. A few months ago, I would not have been willing to accept this path for my life, but the experiences of the last few months changed somethings in my heart and I was now willing to accept that answer. So that is the new plan. I still don’t know when the house will sell and I do not know how long we will live together, but I am trusting that the Lord will make that known to me on a “as needed basis.” He says, “This is what you need today. Be patient and be faithful and I will tell you more.” Daily he is giving me my Mana or my DAILY BREAD.
“Often the deep valleys of our present will be understood only by looking back on them from the mountains of our future experience. Often we can’t see the Lord’s hand in our lives until long after trials have passed. Often the most difficult times of our lives are essential building blocks that form the foundation of our character and pave the way to future opportunity, understanding, and happiness.” – Dieter F Utchdorf
Questions to Ponder:
1. How does patience and trust better help us use our faith? What does that demonstrate to God about us?