Monday, September 13, 2010

This much I know...

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What a weekend we had. A weekend of bad news. First from my hubs and then from a friend. And though my mind reeled around, trying to think of possible solutions... What could I do? How could I help fix things?... I ultimately came back to the same conclusion that I always come to during times of trial, which is that I have very little control over what happens in my temporal life.

And that's when I remember and take great comfort in knowing that I do however have all control over what happens in my spiritual life. Nothing (aside from my own hardheartedness and stupidity) can stop me from growing spiritually and enjoying the presence of my Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ in my life. Nothing.

So I spent a good part of the weekend trying to stay close to the Spirit (fasting, praying, attending the Lord's house). I allowed the Lord to manifest His power unto me and I found comfort, hope and joy in the knowledge that He lives, that His work will go forth and that He is always there for those who come unto Him.

What a comforting feeling indeed.

5 comments:

Marcie said...

First off-amazing picture! Is that just from the sunset?

And then-I am sorry for your bad news. I hope that everything works out for you in the end. In the meantime, I'm glad you have such a strong testimony to lean on. Hang in there.

Herbsgirl said...

(((Hugs))) to you...hope it all works out. By the way, What an amazing temple picture.

Rachel said...

Just seeing the temple glow like that every day would be a grand thing. Keep things in perspective! Sounds like you are right on track with staying focussed on what is really important!

The Cranes said...

So sorry you've had bad news. Your post gave me that familiar sinking feeling in my heart that I feel when things get complicated in my own life. Hope you feel better soon and things sort themselves out. At least you know the right things to do to get yourself through it. That photo of the temple is amazing--it looks like the temple is made of pure gold!

4boyzmdmom said...

I'm sorry you've had bad news. Life is just hard sometimes! But I have found, as you have, that bad times can also be the best times, if I stay close to the Savior and let Him carry a good share of the burden. I think that is one of the greatest miracles in life!