Essay about Does God Have A Hand? Our Individual Lives?

786 Words Jun 5th, 2015 4 Pages
Does God Have a Hand in Our Individual Lives? Everyday, bad things happen to good people. These events always give rise to the questions similar to the following: “Why did she have to die so young?” or “Why did God save their child, but not mine?” They may even ask, “Is there a God?” Many people wonder if God cares about what happens to each of us, and if He is pulling the strings to create, or prevent, the events in our lives. The answer to this question is not simple, but for simplicity’s sake, He does know us, but does not necessarily intervene, even though He could. In Moses 7:29, Enoch asks the Lord, “How is it that thou canst weep, seeing thou art holy, and from all eternity to all eternity?” The Lord replies, “Behold these thy brethren; they are the workmanship of mine own hands…I said, and [have] also given commandment, that they should love one another…but behold, they are without affection, and they hate their own blood.” Obviously, the Lord is aware of each trial, sadness, cruelty and crime against one of His children, and He weeps. Not everyone in this world will use free agency in a good way, but ultimately, the Lord’s will prevails in the eternities. Recently, at the funeral of a very young mother, the Bishop quoted 1 Nephi 11:17, “And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.” The knowledge of God’s love for each of us is what helps us through the times we do not understand. In D&C…

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