“ONGOING TRIALS STINK! It takes extra effort to keep going & it’s exhausting.
But today i remembered that-
Relief doesn’t have to be postponed until a trial is over; it can come with a change of mindset. A mindset of hope. A mindset that allows us to see past our narrow views & mortal desires. Relief can come with the realization that you’re still here & you are not broken.
It can come from seeking & noticing the small but significant blessings from God that shows He IS there. Relief is always there b/c God is always there.
There will always be something hard to overcome or something new to figure out. How unproductive it is to long for the trial to be over, or crave a fast-forward button, or hang onto this make-believe mortal vision WE created in our minds. It is unhealthy for us & our soul, & before we know it our life will have passed us by,empty. & we allowed it to happen. & we will have missed so much & it will be too late.
So, let’s search, learn & find joy in our trials, ‘cuz surely there will be many, consistent through our whole existence here. Let’s turn our trying times into productive learning times.
Let’s realize that trials are actually gems in life & are what creates the absolute best & most fulfilling journey. That our loneliest days are perhaps when God is closest to us.
That our hardest days are, in fact, rich with direction, lessons & guidance that move us forward, not backward, on the path that God has.
Let’s not forget that perhaps one of the most important blessings He has given us: JOY! God WANTS us to be happy. Let’s take joy in our hard times. & take joy in being taught, in growth, in progression, in change & in the strengthening process. ‘Cuz this is a gospel, a REALITY, of happiness! Even in hard times, with God, life is OH SO good.
Let’s never let a change of course take away from the unchangeable truth that God is taking care of us. We just need to turn to Him, remembering that we will never be asked to do anything that would not be for the absolute best for us. “Tell them to fear not, for God will deliver them.” (Alma 61:21)”—@22alfox thank you for your words that i needed so much right now 💛necklaces: @madebymarywithlove