I Am a Child of God

I Am a Child of God

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“In real life, we face actual, not imagined, hardships. There is pain—physical, emotional, and spiritual. There are heartbreaks when circumstances are very different from what we had anticipated. There is injustice when we do not seem to deserve our situation. There are disappointments when someone we trusted failed us. There are health and financial setbacks that can be disorienting. There may be times of question when a matter of doctrine or history is beyond our current understanding.

When difficult things occur in our lives, what is our immediate response? Is it confusion or doubt or spiritual withdrawal? Is it a blow to our faith? Do we blame God or others for our circumstances? Or is our first response to remember who we are—that we are children of a loving God? Is that coupled with an absolute trust that He allows some earthly suffering because He knows it will bless us, like a refiner’s fire, to become like Him and to gain our eternal inheritance?”

(Elder Donald L Hallstrom Of the Presidency of the Seventy; I Am a Child of God, General Conference, April 2016)

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3 thoughts on “I Am a Child of God

  1. We have to remember I think Beverley is that while God is the Source of ALL creation, we are also responsible for the source of our own creation.. Our choices help mould our lives .. Sometimes we have to be accepting that we hold that responsiblity for how things turn out. ❤

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