Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pain and Healing

I wanted to share this quote with family and friends so it is my first attempt at making a picture quote. I have been studying about healing. The rest of this wonderful quote by elder Orson F. Whitney is as follows No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the developement of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and himility. all that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called children of God, and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire." (quoted in Improvement Era, march, 1066.211) President Faust closed his conference talk with this testimony: “With all my heart and soul, I believe in the healing power that can come to us as we follow the counsel of the Savior ‘to forgive all men’ (D&C 64:10).” I share this testimony. Healing does come. In fact, it’s my experience that the Savior doesn’t heal souls by simply restoring us to our former state of wellness. When He heals, He graciously overdoes it. He makes us healthier than we ever were before the onset of the affliction. His objective is our happiness and peace. June 2012 Ensign “Finding Peace Through Forgiveness -name withheld As Elder Dallin H. Oaks has taught: “Healing blessings come in many ways, each suited to our individual needs, as known to Him who loves us best. Sometimes a ‘healing’ cures our illness or lifts our burden. But sometimes we are ‘healed’ by being given strength or understanding or patience to bear the burdens placed upon us.”All that will come may be “clasped in the arms of Jesus.”All souls can be healed by His power. All pain can be soothed. In Him, we can “find rest unto [our] souls.”Our mortal circumstances may not immediately change, but our pain, worry, suffering, and fear can be swallowed up in His peace and healing balm. also quoted by April 2011 conference by Kent F. Richards 2 Ne 2:2 thou knowest the greatness of God; and he shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain.

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