By Adam D Porter
The law of polarity states that everything has an opposite: yes and no, big and tall, hot and cold, right and wrong. “For it must needs be that there is an opposition in all things.” (2 Nephi 2:11). Without misery there would be no happiness. Tasting the fruits of misery helps us to appreciate the good in happiness.
This knowledge assures us that when something bad happens, there will also be something good to come of it; it will by law. The bad has an opposite of good in equal degree. So when you are going through a difficult trial, you can be grateful and positive, knowing that something equally wonderful is about to happen.
I personally have had many great challenges that have blessed my life. Just recently, after reading The Jackrabbit Factor and Hidden Treasures, by Leslie Householder, I was inspired to purchase a program that has helped me understand universal laws. Knowing that God will sustain me in this work I was able to study it diligently for over a month. However, after that first month, I became very ill with a liver infection. I was physically drained and unable to go to work for 6 weeks. I am still fighting the battle as I write this. However, because I have studied these laws, especially the law of polarity at this particular time, I can feel that something great is going to come out of this experience. God always holds to His word; and I believe Leslie Householder’s dad when he said, “God doesn’t always come when you want him to; but He’s never late.”
Isaiah declares, “And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers….And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it” (Isaiah 30:20-21).
There is a purpose for the challenges that come to us. God always desires to bless us and help us learn. So He gives us these laws to live by. The trial or challenge is a blessing in and of itself; it allows us to learn and grow, to act for ourselves, and prove that we are worthy of the just reward. Without the law, we wouldn’t learn right from wrong, and there would be no blessing from sickness to health.