Neal A. Maxwell once said “In this life, clearly we “walk by faith” rather than by perfect knowledge (2 Corinthians 5:7). The plan ensures that our perspective is intentionally limited.”
While in Brazil as an inexperienced and fairly uninformed 19 year old, I struggled to gain the skills necessary to teach the people we were visiting. I had just arrived in my first area and frustration was extreme. Although I had intense desires to learn the language as well as to better understand the concepts and ideas I was to teach, I felt incredibly vulnerable in my recognition of my weaknesses. I strongly felt the need for help and began to be a little more humble. I remember praying daily for God to help me, and felt inspired to think that although we may be able to know all things someday, that is probably not going to happen in this life. We are to walk by faith on earth.
I like the idea that us not having a perfect knowledge comes by design. Perhaps there is some sort of humility or lesson that we need to learn. The pain that comes from this blindness is real and we should not just push it off to the side, but perhaps we really do have something vital and important that we need to learn. Perhaps, during those moments of intense frustration we need to just keep walking and moving forward.