Claim Your Blessings

17 Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father hath in his own hands and prepared for you; 18 And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours. 19 And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more. -D&C 78: 17-19

I love this scripture. I believe in a God who loves all his children with all his heart. Bad things happen. It’s a part of life, it’s a part of how we learn and grow and conquer and to be honest every hard thing I’ve gone through in the past I now consider a blessing for what it taught me. Even though Heavenly Father allows us to go through hard things I’m a firm believer that more than anything he wants to downpour blessings and joy and happiness upon each and every one of us. I don’t think he ever wants to withhold a blessing or opportunity. I believe it’s our choice whether or not we listen and follow because he’s trying to show us the way and he’s trying to give us absolutely everything.