I just read this tender article on lds.org and it made me think about my own experience with the Lord's timing. In the article the young woman easily recognized the purpose behind the waiting. Though I have finally received the thing I've been desiring (a new little one coming to our home!), I still don't understand the timing of it all.
Why did we have to wait?
Why did I have to go through so much pain to get to where I am?
Was it just in the struggle that I needed to learn the lessons or is there really a greater purpose to why now instead of then?
There have been other times in my life when I have been able to see what the Lord's purpose was in the end, but this time I'm still kind of baffled! Ultimately, it's nice to know the Lord knows what He is doing with us. I try to take comfort in that knowledge as I wait patiently for more answers to come.
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"For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and from them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have." - - 2 Nephi 28:30 - -