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Living by the scriptures

"Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend." - Mosiah 4:9.

The second time I was threatening to miscarry, I felt so miserable. My first experience five years before was frightening and I didn't want to go through it again. I tearfully asked the Lord why it "always" had to be me. The thought of losing another child was agonizing.

Even though we already had three children, my husband and I had been thrilled when we discovered we were having another baby, and now we were facing the possibility of losing it. A miscarriage was an awful possibility.

For 10 long days I was advised to take complete bed rest. I couldn't go to Church. I couldn't help my husband run our business. I couldn't care for our children, nor could I do the household chores. I felt useless and I was sinking into depression. Then one night when I could not sleep, my dear husband read aloud this scripture to me and then gave me a priesthood blessing.

This scripture helped me to realize that I was not exercising my faith, and to remember that which I already knew: that I am a daughter of God, that I believe in Him and that He created all things. I believe that He has all wisdom and all power.

I did have another miscarriage, but like other trials, I have come to know there are many things that I cannot comprehend which the Lord can. All I need to do is to trust Him in everything. - Becky Ruiz, Manila, Philippines.