Take all that you have learned when you were on your face
Now it’s your turn to give it out, give it out
Looking back to when the lights went out
There never was a reason for you to doubt
And it’s over now, over now
And it’s your time
Your time, though no signs seem congruent
You’ll find the design plays into it
Time to let this go. You never had control
Look back home, weary soul
Recall the times of old to face the new
Your faith will overcome
We can look back to when He was there for us
“Twenty Twenty” by Wavorly
Hindsight is always twenty twenty. Looking back, we often see how the challenges we faced worked out in the end and helped us to become a better person.
Funny that, despite this common occurrence in our minds, when confronted with a new obstacle we often fall back into despair and grief. At the very least, it’s a cycle that I personally go through. I can’t count the times, when faced with a challenge, an inconvenience, or an uncomfortable situation, that everything turned out to be just fine. It always happens. Yet something new is always next and once again I revert back to a less-than-faithful attitude.
Pushing through with a doubtful mind might get us from point A to point B, but miracles cannot happen under those circumstances. In the Book of Mormon, the prophet Moroni counseled,
And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith. (Ether 12:6)
If one was to say he would believe and show more faith if he was given a miracle, he does not understand the workings of God. God does not show His signs to the faithless and hard-hearted. Instead, He rewards faith, and in many circumstances a trial is required. A trial does not take place in an instant. It’s a process. It may be short or it may be long and tedious.
In my opinion, having faith means that we don’t even expect a miracle. That if the Lord sees fit to withhold a mighty miracle from our eyes, we are content and trust that He knows better than we do and that it’s for the best.
I testify that faith brings miracles. I testify that our Heavenly Father is always looking out for us, and that His hand is always ready and waiting to catch us if and when we fall. I invite you to look back and see how Heavenly Father has blessed you and been behind you in your trials. I can promise you that He has.
Exercise faith, and remember that hindsight is always twenty twenty.