Lessons in learning to trust in the Lord

By Roland Lepore

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 11 2012 8:04 p.m. MST

Nothing of great value comes without sacrifice. No refinement comes without going through the actual refining process. No testimony grows without testing, and no faith exists without first walking into the dark. If we truly believe in all these things, then what choice do we have but to move forward with faith? How could we expect to be led again throughout this life if we do not listen? What kind of love do we truly have for our Father if we can't trust his guidance or think that we know better but than to listen to him? And so we go on grateful for the opportunity, and "willingly because we have to."

Life is meant to be lived and not simply endured. We partake of the Atonement of Christ by yielding to the enticings of the spirit, and thus find true lasting happiness in this life and the beautiful life to come. I recognize that strength can be drawn from the experiences of others. So I humbly ask, what lessons have you discovered through the latest changing process in your life?

Our family will be moving to France at the end of January and are looking forward to discovering what the Lord has in store for us.

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