Consigned to happiness

Yesterday a young lady told me she wasn’t interested in continuing to pursue a relationship with me…

I didn’t have a lot invested after only a couple weeks, but the pattern of rarely making it past 2 or 3 dates is tough!

I’m reminded again of President Uchtdorf’s words from last October:

Faith means that we trust not only in God’s wisdom but that we trust also in His love. It means trusting that God loves us perfectly, that everything He does—every blessing He gives and every blessing He, for a time, withholds—is for our eternal happiness

We can be certain that answers will come, and we may be confident that we will not only be content with the answers but we will also be overwhelmed by the grace, mercy, generosity, and love of our Heavenly Father for us, His children.

Faith isn’t trusting God while consigning myself to unhappiness. 

Faith is trusting God and expecting that His plan will make me happier than my plan. Faith is choosing to hope when I have no prospects. Faith is looking forward to happiness when I feel apathetic.

I pray for hope and faith. And I’m given opportunities to exercise hope and faith :)




4 thoughts on “Consigned to happiness

  1. Thanks for the post. Leann and I are enjoying 40 years now. Sure, it takes faith and also commitment. Our love is based on what Christ did for us through the Easter story. Stay true to Christ. He will always be true to you.

  2. I pray for (fill in the blank spiritual character trait here). And I’m given opportunities to exercise fill in the blank spiritual character trait here). Yep. That’s how it works for me too. ?

  3. Hi Zach, the word says we must “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all it’s righteousness – Matt 6:33”. What is the Kingdom of God, it is the peace (of the heart, mind and spirit), love (of the Lord which surpasses all understanding) and joy (to be content in your spirit even when the world is falling apart). When we Master that, then we will truly believe that His ways are far greater than our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). This teach us to trust in God even when things are not going well but we have faith that it is all working my good.
    Blessed day to you

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