Jan 23, 2008

Patience and Faith

I read this great quote today, so I thought I'd share it. I think patience and faith are constantly challenged in our lives, so this is a great reminder about putting our faith and trust in God's timetable.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell linked patience and faith together when he taught: "Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best--better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God's purposes and pattern to unfold in our lives, on His timetable."
--Robert C. Oaks

6 comments:

Autumn said...

AWESOME QUOTE- SHARED IT WITH SOME FRIENDS! I AM THE MOST IMPATIENT PERSON, ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW. NEEDED TO HERE THAT!

Katie said...

So true! Thanks for the reminder!
I miss you...

Ally said...

What a great quote... always need a reminder of who is really in charge. Thanks... and it was so great to see you over Christmas. I still want to venture that way one of these days to visit you!

Kimberlee said...

Patience is something I'm always working on...isn't it great knowing that God's hand is in our life and that He does really know what's best for us!

Ryan and Beth said...

So true. Thanks for sharing!

Riewerts' said...

holly..congrats on the announcment...My bday is Aug 9 its a great day to be born