The Savior taught that the sun rises “on the evil and on the good, and … rain [falls] on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). Sometimes we cannot understand why difficult, even unfair, things happen in life. But as followers of Christ, we trust that if we “search diligently, pray always, and be believing, … all things shall work together for [our] good, [we] walk uprightly” (D&C 90:24; emphasis added).
I was reading a talk on our church website, LDS.org and this paragraph is so appropriate. It really hit a cord with me and what I want my family to know/hear. All things shall work together for our good....that doesn't mean all things shall work the way we want them to, or according to our plan.....but good can come from every situation. It might take time, lots of it, but it is possible.
Already good things have come since my diagnosis. I have made new and wonderful friends, my testimony has increased, as has my faith. I have researched and learned things I would not have otherwise.
My family bonds have strengthened and I have become more of a realist,,,though my family might disagree about this being a good thing. lol
Times are still hard, challenging, and difficult. I still get sad, frustrated, and discouraged, however, I know that God's will is being done and I continue to pray for peace, safety, comfort, and love to surround me and my family and friends.