I heard a quote on the radio yesterday, it didn't say who the quote was by. I loved it though, it went like this..."Suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning", I first thought it said "Suffering cesases to be suffering when the lesson is learned". I guess they both have the same point. Some of the greatest lessons that we have learned in our lives, have been during some of the hardest times in our lives. When a tragedy happens, such as something that really stops everything else in your life and it takes all you have to handle it. I have also found at that moment, things quickly prioritize themselves. You know longer worry about the every day things and even doing some of those every day things either is a struggle to do, or nothing compared to what you are trying to endure or overcome.
Yes, lessons in life are hard and yet...the suffering does seem to end when you are finally understanding why this trial was given to you. It takes a lot of FAITH to find the meaning in suffering. It takes a trust and hope in your Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Hoping and praying that they will not let you have any more than you can handle. Having the knowledge that Christ has already suffered for all of our sins, and has experienced all that anyone of us will have to experience. Gives us someone to go to in our times of need. Knowing full well that HE has been there and will be there with you to help give you hope, comfort and Peace! What a blessing to know that suffering doesn't have to be forever. Everything in life has a purpose. It is important to pray and ask what that is...so that we can learn the lesson and find the meanings.
Yes, life is hard ...but it wasn't meant for us to go through it alone. We have the Savior, our families and each other. Thank you for being there for me and my family, when we needed you the most. When our suffering seemed more than we could handle. Your thoughts and prayers were a blessing to us! Thank you again dear friends, and good night!
"Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be." ~Grandma Moses