I started to think about the many friends with LDS.net who are my real-life heroes and have blessed me with so much understanding and as I did, I recalled that we all have in common our love and appreciation for God.Â We all know that He is truly watching over us.Â Blessings, Gar "How often do we hear oppressed souls ask foolishly, â€śHow could God do this to me?â€ť when really they should be praying for strength to â€śbearethâ€ť and â€śendureth all things." â€”Â Robert C. OaksÂ
Is God Watching Over You?
Sometimes we may think while enduring a severe hardship that God is not aware of our feelings.Â This is easy to do especially when our suffering is hard and we may feel that God has ignored our pleadings for relief.Â
For example:Â While comatose and unable to move a finger or blink my open, yet frozen eyes and respond to the tender pleas of those wanting to know if I was hearing them speak, I felt alone.Â Though I had many people paying attention to my needs, I could not respond.Â I was isolated and totally within myself due to severe brain damage. Â No one knew that I could hear and no one knew how badly I wanted to respond to his or her pleas to reciprocate to their questions.Â I silently screamed at God to get me put of this mess and let me move again, but nothing happened.Â After I realized that God wasnâ€™t going to give me a miracle when I wanted it, I was tempted to think that He had forgotten me, but then I began to remember some of the scriptures I had learned as a Missionary. I remembered Luke 12:6-7
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.Â Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
I knew that I was important to God and that for some reason unknown to me, He was aware of the purpose of my trial. Â
Time went by and I began to understand why He hadnâ€™t healed me when I had asked for it. I was actually grateful that He had allowed me to experience the many trials I faced.Â I realized that He had been watching over me and would always be there, and that the miracle had been to let me learn how to run to tomorrow.
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