I wanted to follow my last post up with something that has come to mind frequently over the last few months.
In all the trials we and others have faced over the last few years, I’ve felt an enduring sense of calm and peace. I’m reminded most distinctly of President Hinckley’s words a few years ago where he stated in response to a question of the future that we should continue to raise our families, we should continue to save for retirement, we should continue to be happy and productive, and we should continue to live.
Despite the veritable host of trials that have fallen on our shoulders over the last year, we are encouraged by the fact that all is currently well and that all was well then and all will be well later. We are encouraged by the privilege we have of sincerely asking and then receiving required blessings and inspiration. As I knelt in prayer with my wife last night seeking answers to our current crisis, I was struck by an almost overwhelming feeling of assurance that I mattered and that no matter the end results of this physical life, we would and could find peace. No specific answers, but I don’t know that we need those just yet. We have asked, the assurance that all will be well has come, and we will wait on the Lord while acting and doing in faith.