Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Going Onward

Recently I have left a place that I really have enjoyed; Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am headed to Traverse City now. I am way excited to go to a new places, with new adventures, and new friends to make. But it is hard to leave a place that you have grown so fond of. I know that God watches over us always. He loves us, and always wants us to be happy. Sometimes the things that we experience in life are difficult or undesirable. But if taken with an optimistic attitude, those experiences can be for our growth and benefit.
Recently I heard someone say that the word "problem" should be eliminated from our vocabulary. We should only use the word "opportunity". That really stuck with me. We all have times in our lives that we might feel like problems are bearing us down. But if we strive to remember those as opportunities, they become a chance for us to grow closer to God.
Ether 12:27 says,
"And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."
I know that this is true. God loves us, and He wants us to be happy. If you do not know this for yourself, you can find it out through prayer and scripture study. Trust in Him and He will not lead you astray, especially when times get difficult.

With love,

Elder Meldrum

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