All Things Are Done in Wisdom

“But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things.” — 2 Nephi 2:24

So many changes have been wrought in the hearts of the people in Concord this week. I am so grateful for the Lord and His hand in this work.

This week I found out I am being transferred to an area called Brentwood. It covers two wards and they are English-speaking with a Spanish group. I am so sad to be leaving, because I was only with my new companion, Sister Heyn for a 3-week transfer, and we got along extremely well. I am also sad because I no longer get to be a part of the investigators’ progression towards baptism in this area. However, I know that, just like this scripture says, “all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things.” I know that I am leaving this area because the Lord needs me somewhere else. I am so excited to see miracles in the Brentwood area.

This scripture has left an impression on both me and my companion this past week. The truth of God’s wisdom is stated so plainly, that we can almost overlook its significance. Do we sometimes forget about this simple yet essential principle? Do we truly recognize that all things are done in the wisdom of God? I have noticed that in times of trial, I often stumbled because of my own errors. I was so afraid of messing up, that I didn’t allow God to take control. And of course, we know that God is the best person to rely on if we want to succeed.

This morning during personal study I reflected a lot on my life. I reflected on how merciful and good and loving my Heavenly Father has been to me my whole life. I realized how selfish I have been as well, and I often wonder why He continues to bless me despite my pride or disobedience. One thing that I’ve realized, however, is that all things are done in His wisdom. If He hadn’t blessed me with His love and mercy, I probably wouldn’t be here on a mission. Instead, I would be dwelling on my mistakes and my faults, with nowhere forward or upward to move toward. I would have no hope. I would have no desire to share the gospel with others, because I wouldn’t have a testimony myself. I wouldn’t have been able to help others here develop a testimony. I wouldn’t be here to help people I care about stop smoking and using drugs, or find light in a world of darkness. If it hadn’t been for my loving Heavenly Father and the Savior’s sacrifice for me, I wouldn’t be able to say that I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. Although I don’t deserve it, God’s blessings have been given to me in His wisdom, not for my sake, but for the sake of His children.

Often times, especially when enduring through trials, we can forget that God knows everything, and that He has all power and ability and wisdom to fix our mistakes, and also the mistakes of others. I know that as we recognize God’s wisdom, we will develop stronger trust and faith in Him, even in our trials.

As I continue serving God and His children each day, I am reminded of that wisdom and love he has for each of us. I have already seen so many miracles here in Concord, and I know I will continue to see miracles in Brentwood.

Love you all!

Hermana Stockwell

Originally sent April 18, 2016

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