Thursday, February 10, 2011

When you're getting married in 8 days, this is just what you need to hear:

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"Patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!...

"Patience is a process of perfection. The Savior Himself said that in your patience you possess your souls. Or, to use another translation of the Greek text, in your patience you win mastery of your souls. Patience means to abide in faith, knowing that sometimes it is in the waiting rather than in the receiving that we grow the most. This was true in the time of the Savior. It is true in our time as well, for we are commanded in these latter days to 'continue in patience until ye are perfected.'

"To paraphrase the Psalmist of old, if we wait patiently for the Lord, He will incline unto us. He will hear our cries. He will bring us out of a horrible pit and set our feet upon a solid rock. He will put a new song in our mouths, and we will praise our God. Many around us will see it, and they will trust in the Lord.

"My dear brethren, the work of patience boils down to this: keep the commandments; trust in God, our Heavenly Father; serve Him with meekness and Christlike love; exercise faith and hope in the Savior; and never give up. The lessons we learn from patience will cultivate our character, lift our lives, and heighten our happiness. They will help us to become worthy priesthood bearers and faithful disciples of our Master, Jesus Christ." 
-President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Continue in Patience"
Thanks President Uchtdorf. 


  1. that's funny--my touchstone scripture when I was getting married was 2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of afear; but of bpower, and of clove, and of a sound mind." I was so nervous! But I'm glad you've found something to help you! President Uchtdorf really is the best :D

  2. One week today!! Congrats. Marriage is wonderful, but different from the engagement phase. Enjoy this part while it lasts! SO happy for you both :)