Yes.  I was neglectful and i skipped writing for a day.  i did still read, though. 
    Mosiah 21:15 - "And now the Lord was slow to hear their cry because of their iniquities; nevertheless, the Lord did hear their cries, and began to soften the hearts of the Lamanites that they began to ease their burdens; yet the Lord did not see fit to deliver them out of bondage."  Now, I am not one to question the Lord's motives, so if "the Lord sees fit" to something or other, I really don't think much of it.  I find it miraculous (and rightly so, i think) that the Lord has the power to soften the hearts of anyone.  A Lamenite's heart.  My heart.  It's this miracle that makes it so easy for me to believe that he is God.  Why doesn't the Lord soften more hearts more frequently?  Maybe no one's asking him to, or perhaps he doesn't "see fit" to do so. 
    Mosiah 23:21-22 - "Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith.  Nevertheless--whosoever putteth his trust in him the same shall be lifted up at the last day.  Yea, and thus it was with this people."  In these verses we see again things that the Lord sees fit to do.  There are also a couple of important virtues listed:  Patience and Trust.  I find that any virtues that need to be developed most often must be helped along by the hand of the Lord through our experiences.  These experiences need not always be pleasant, but they are the best things for us to help us develop the virtues needed.  thus the Lord "seeth fit" to try our patience to develop our trust.

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