Jul 2, 2005

A quote

I posted this maybe a year or two ago, but someone reminded me of it and I am going to post it again. It's profound words of comfort, support, and understanding really can help us come to peace with those longings.
"I promise you that you can experience the fulfillment of your desire for eternal love, if you really want it, so long as you don’t want anything else more. I pray that you will do the work required to fulfill your family dream. The longing of the heart for this fulness is a central vision of the gospel. It is also a source of great power, especially on those cloudy days, or years, when your dreams seem impossible. Even when love wounds you, that’s because love matters so much. The deep hurt is the mirror image of the deep joy that still awaits you.

Your longing to belong forever to a loving family comes from God, and He has promised its fulfillment, if you are faithful: “For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness” (Ps. 107:9)
Elder Bruce C. Hafen, October 2003 Ensign

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