Conference Thru the Eyes of Divorce

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Wasn't general conference wonderful? I enjoyed each session tremendously.

Ken and I agree that we don't remember ever hearing a conference where the same scripture was repeated quite so often as during this week-end conference.

"Lift up the hands that hang down and strengthen the feeble knees" (D&C 81:5) has been the reoccurring theme throughout this week-end. Particularly, when Elder Uchtdorf challenged us to "be the Lord's answer to someone else's prayer," I felt a special commission to renew my commitment to this area of my life.

I know that as I have allowed service to be the prominent object of my intentions, I have been greatly blessed in a variety of ways:

  • I've become better acquainted with my brothers and sisters in my ward, and neighborhood, and thus felt a better connection to my community.
  • I've felt a deeper purpose in life and the satisfaction of knowing I'm doing something meaningful.
  • I've felt the Lord's gratitude and received blessings in my life as a result of service to Him.
  • It's given me a valuable means of expressing my gratitude to the Lord for the atonement of His Son in my behalf.
  • I've felt closer to the Lord because I was intentionally opening my thoughts to the promptings of the Spirit, allowing the Lord to use me as His hands. And that feels awesome!

 

When someone faces the challenges of divorce, the natural response is to withdraw from others and not reach out in service.

But it was my experience, as a divorced member of the church, that when I excercised the strength of faith to momentarily forget my troubles and reach out to others to help lend a hand, my own trials seemed suspended. Often, as a result of serving others, I realized my prayers were answered and my life became easier.

I pray that you will find the same is true in your life!

 


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