Thank God for the Rain

I choose to believe because I have a testimony of our Heavenly Father's Plan, which is a plan of happiness. I know that no matter how difficult life may be, that as we look for the good things in life that good will come back to us. I recently read a talk by Elder Uchtdorf in which he talked about how sooner or later all of us experience times when the very fabric of our world tears at the seams, leaving us feeling alone, frustrated, and adrift. However, there is one thing we can do to make life sweeter and more joyful, and that is to be grateful. When life is difficult, it can be hard to be grateful, but if we focus on being grateful, despite our circumstances, whatever they may be, we can experience peace in the midst of tribulation. He asks, "How much of life do we miss by waiting to see the rainbow before thanking God for the rain?"

Over the past several months, I've been able to see the silver lining, even though there are times when I feel anxious or worried. I've enjoyed the time I've been able to spend with my children, having sacrament meeting with my family and parents, spending time with close friends and family, and a slower pace where I've been able to accomplish things that normally I wouldn't have time for.
I'm so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. For the knowledge that we are children of a loving Heavenly Father. And that despite the challenges we face in life, that because of our Savior, Jesus Christ, the future is bright.
~Lari Frandsen

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