Thoughts // @kyliepond .
One of my favorite hymns has always been “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” Today as I was pondering the words following my scripture study, I had the thought enter my mind: where *do* I turn for peace? I know where I *can* turn; I know the Savior is always there, hand outstretched. But, unless I do my part—unless I take action and TURN to Him—I miss out on His peace. .
So, where do you turn for peace? When your heart is full of turmoil, when your patience is at the breaking point, when your frustrations are about to boil over (just me?), when your day (week/month/year) has been awful, when you’re confused and can’t see your path—where do you turn? I know for me, often, I turn the wrong way. I turn to scrolling (and scrolling) on my phone to numb the turmoil. I turn to Netflix to quell the frustrations. I turn to food to fill the empty spots in my heart. In doing this, even though it hurts to say it, I turn away from Him. .
A couple months ago, I needed to change. My anxiety was becoming unbearable, depression coming on strong. My sense of self-worth... shot. I decided I needed to dig deeper and I decided to turn to Him. For me, that was getting the Advent to help me go deeper in my scripture study, opening my navy blue quad, and feasting on His words. And guys, from the moment I opened my scriptures on that first day, my heart rejoiced! I felt the Spirit touch my heart and I was so grateful and humbled to have found my way back. .
More at the link in my bio. WE need Kylie’s words. Her heart. Her encouragement and love is raw and vulnerable. Go read it. 💛