Waiting For A Blessing

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Question: Do you, at times, find yourself waiting for a blessing?

Answer: For whatever reason, God’s timing meant that the blessing Elizabeth and Zacharias desired, to have a child, came much later than they expected. However, while they waited for the desired blessing, they “were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless” (Luke 1:6).

As Jeffrey R. Holland has said, “I think of those who want to be married and aren’t, those who desire to have children and cannot, those who have acquaintances but very few friends, those who are grieving over the death of a loved one or are themselves ill with disease. I think of those who suffer from sin---their own or someone else’s... I think of the disconsolate and downtrodden who feel life has passed them by, or now wish that it would pass them by. To all of these and so many more, I say: Cling to your faith. Hold on to your hope. ‘Pray always, and be believing.’

“Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven, but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come” (An High Priest of Good Things to come,” Ensign, Nov. 1999).

Source: Come, Follow Me–For Individuals and Families, New Testament 2019, p. 7