From some study that I’ve been doing lately –
“Some worry endlessly over missions that were missed, or marriages that did not turn out, or babies that did not arrive, or children that seem lost, or dreams unfulfilled, or because age limits what they can do. I do not think it pleases the Lord when we worry because we think we never do enough or that what we do is never good enough.
Some needlessly carry a heavy burden of guilt which could be removed through confession and repentance.
The Lord did not say of Oliver, ‘[If] he falls,’ but ‘When he falls he shall rise again’ (D&C 117:13; emphasis added)”(October 2004 General Conference, The Least of These, Sun. Afternoon Session – Boyd K. Packer).
The Lord knows that we are mortal, human, imperfect. We are learning to be as He is – One that can take any situation and find a way to make it turn into a positive.
Just look at nature’s ability to regrow! I noticed that a branch on our rose bush had broken and the flower was pointed downward. Upon further inspection, I found that the branch wasn’t broken, it had grown in a downward loop, trying to find a way to bloom where there was space.
The picture above is a plant that has grown through a concrete path. A friend said that it must have been very thin cement. I say – it grew through concrete!
There is more power within us, and unlimited power when we look to God.
It is time to rise again!