Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A thought for the week-

Hope.... Hope is an abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill His promises to you. It is manifest in confidence, optimism, enthusiasm, and patient perseverance. It is believing and expecting that something will occur. When you have hope, you work through trials and difficulties with the confidence and assurance that all things will work together for your good. Hope helps you conquer discouragement. The scriptures often describe hope in Jesus Christ as the assurance that you will inherit eternal life in the celestial kingdom.
President James E. Faust taught: "Hope is the anchor of our souls...Hope is trust in God's promises, faith that if we act now, the desired blessings will be fulfilled in the future....The unfailing source of our hope is that we are sons and daughters of God and that His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, saved us from death"

Our family is trying to memorize this paragraph on Hope from Preach My Gospel, it has brought us joy and comfort in its teachings. We would love to have any of you join with us in this challenge. The Lord truly does fulfill all His promises to us as we live our lives according to His commandments. He watches over us, protects us, and brings us comfort and peace each day. The key that we have found in this particular teaching is, that we have to align our desires with the Lord's will. We truly need to be submissive to what the Lord wants. In this mortal probabtion we all have trials and difficulties.
We receive much hope through all of your faith and prayers. Love all of you, Pack Family


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your willingness to share your experiences and thoughts with us. It amazes me, that even when you are going through this tough time you are still reaching out to others and being a wonderful example with your incredible faith. Thank you for your thoughts on hope, I know it will help me and many others.
I am so happy to hear about all of your impovments. WAY TO GO JOSH!
Kara Larsen

anna and ryan said...

your family is such an inspiration! I recently heard about Josh's accident when i stumbled across your blog, and then I heard more about it when I talked to Chelsea Williamson about it. I can't believe how tough he is! his story really is amazing and i can't believe how much he is improving so quickly! i hope that things keep getting better for you. You'll be in our prayers! -Anna Doyle (Broadbent)

msmiles2006 said...

It is amazing that I am related to such wonderful people. I love you with all my heart.
See you soon.

Laundry said...

very good thought! I'm going to have to borrow that the next time I give the thought in institute! Glad things are still looking up for you Josh! Keep up the Fantabulous work!

Jill Hasenkamp said...

Wow,you have touched our lives once again! I wrote this down and am going to post it on the fridge so Travis and I can memorize it, too. Thank you for touching our lives!