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When my child suffers, how do I keep my faith and still love my god?

“When my child suffers, how do I keep my faith and still love my god?” – A question from my friend, Stu Grater.

My initial general answer to this question is, perspective.

I personally have suffered pain. Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual pain. I expect I will continue to suffer pain in the future. “Life is pain”, said the Dread Pirate Roberts. To some extent, I believe he is correct. I believe that one of the many facets of life is to learn how to suffer, or to learn from our suffering.

Experiencing personal suffering is different than witnessing the suffering of others, especially little children. When my children are sick and I have done all that I can for them and yet they still are suffering from pain and discomfort, it can be very frustrating to me.

“How could God let children suffer?”
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I Am A Child of God

“I am a Child of God, and He has sent me here. Has given me an earthly home, with parents kind, and dear.”

If that were the end of the blessings that He had given me, it would still be more than some of our siblings have been given.

If that were the end of the blessings that He had given me, I would still count myself wealthy.
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What is YOUR purpose?

The reason I ask about your purpose is because I wonder at what drives you. It seems that when we are children we have dreams of what we want to do with life. And then we “grow up” and settle for what gets us by in life hoping for something better in the next life. When in all actuality, what we should be doing is following our dreams and our passions. We should be dreaming big and living prosperously. The problem is, we have trained prosperity out of our minds and all we know how to do is survive.

“Endure to the end”, has become the motto of our sentence here in mortality. Do many people really think of life as a prison to be endured?

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How Do I Approach God?

When my 7 year old wants something and comes to me whining about how he does not have it and then throws a fit because I am not getting it for him that very instance, I am less inclined to do anything for him.

When my 7 year old wants something and comes to me speaking in a very calm and rational tone, showing forth appropriate deference, I am much more inclined to give my child whatever he wants.

How do I approach my Heavenly Father in prayer when I want something? I am sure that my own attitude toward Him greatly influences what He is willing to grant unto me.

Nick Vujicic

I really do not know what to say, other than, here is a man who knows what life is all about. I could try to explain who Nick is but I would fail miserably in comparison to your listening to him yourself. Prepare to be touched.

Here are some more videos of Nick Vujicic:

His web sites:

Thank you Erin for introducing me to Nick Vujicic.

How Much Do You Trust God?

Here is a scripture I read this morning:

Alma 38:5

And now my son, Shiblon, I would that ye should remember, that as much as ye shall put your trust in God even so much ye shall be delivered out of your trials, and your troubles, and your afflictions, and ye shall be lifted up at the last day.

It’s a simple math equation. I have never noticed it until now.

(Level of Your trust in God) = (Your level of Deliverance)

That reads: Your level of deliverance from anything is equal to the level of Trust that you put in God.

In other words, the more you let go of your fears and prideful thoughts of not needing help from anyone, and put your Trust in God, the more He will deliver you out of whatever troubles or trials that you are in.

I read this to mean, that one of our main purposes for being here in mortality is to learn how to let go, and learn to trust our Heavenly Father.

How much do YOU trust God?

Do we need pacification?

Sometime babies cry for what seems like no reason at all. The may have clean clothes, a clean diaper, they may be nice and warm, they may be well fed. Yet they just cry. Seemingly inconsolable.

Then along comes their mother, who gently and lovingly picks them up, craddles them and allows them to suckle. All is well and the room that was moments ago rended with miserable sobs is now utterly silent in comparison. All is calm.

Tonight my little baby was clamoring for pascification. His mother was not home, having stepped out to run an errand. Being inadequately equipped to pascify my son in a motherly way, was left only with a pascifier. I offered it to him many times and tried holding him in many different positions. Finally, one combination worked and he finally settled down.

As the calm settled in, I found myself asking my baby what it was that could cause him such anguish and discomfort. As I held his tiny hand and rocked him tenderly I wondered how one so small and with so few cares could find it needful to carry on so boisterously.

As this scenario played out, the thought struck me that perhaps we (adults and such) are also at times in need of some pascification. Perhaps our Heavenly Father often hears our clamoring and complaining. Then, as he holds our hand and lovingly rocks us so gently, asks us, “why does one so small and with so few cares, carry on such as if you had something to worry about?”.

It pascifies me, to think that one so powerful, great, and filled with the concerns of an entire universe actually takes the time to comfort each and every one of us, His children.

How often do we recognize the comfort he gives to us? What truly do we have to worry about when the Master of the Universe is our Father in Heaven?

I know He lives and loves me too. The Spirit whispers this to me and tells me it is true.

I love you Father. Thank you for everything.