Lately I feel as though I have come to understand the saying, "all at once or none at all." Am I alone here, or do we feel as though trials and tests seem to appear all at the same time? Maybe it's just that as soon as one difficulty shows, we look for anything else that add to burdens, no matter how small, so that we can feel just a little sorry for ourselves. Thankfully, I am usually quick to understand that there is always someone else with bigger problems, greater challenges and heavier burdens than myself.
We all encounter trying situations in our lives. These situations and experiences are personal and unique to each one of us. Isn't it amazing that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ understand each and every experience that we face? Sometimes it's almost hard for me to comprehend. I know that our prayers are heard and answered, specifically for us.
Recently I found a quote that gave me a lot of perspective, but mostly just put me in my place.
"Sometimes we want to have growth without challenges and to develop strength without any struggle. But growth cannot come by taking the easy way. We clearly understand that an athlete who resists rigorous training will never become a world-class athlete. We must be careful that we don't resent the very things that help us put on the divine nature."
Paul V. Johnon
April 2011 General Conference
One of the greatest blessings in my life, is an answer to a prayer at the right moment and with a solution that my Heavenly Father sees fit.