I love my Heavenly Father.
He has been so good to me in my life in more ways than I can ever number. Just thinking about the many blessings I have been given reminds me of His love! He’s been there for me during both the sweetest moments and the most bitter trials in my life. Though I don’t always feel His presence in the midst of my trials, I always recognize His hand in helping me through by the end of them!
I watched 17 Miracles with my sister yesterday morning and it made me feel incredibly grateful for the goodness of God. He may not make our trials go away, but He can help us bear them, if we let Him. I know he helped the pioneers in the Willie & Martin Handcart Company throughout their trials by giving them support physically and spirtually. I felt the spirit testify to me throughout the movie that the stories told were true.
In my Book of Mormon class a while ago we talked about King Limhi and his people in Mosiah 21. Brother Griffin showed us the difference between King Limhi’s enslavement and Alma’s group’s enslavement. Alma and his group humbled themselves before God from the very beginning of their trials. Because of this, God helped ease their burdens and their enslavement was significantly shorter than that of Limhi’s people. Limhi’s people on the other hand, went to war three times against the Lamanites and lost many of their men in the battles. Each time they fought, the worse their situations became. It took Limhi’s people 24 years of suffering to finally humble themselves before God. Only then did He begin to help them.
I can apply this into my own life by remembering that I need to humble myself and be willing to accept the Lord’s help and will. I know that as I do so He will lead me down the path that is best for me.
Until next time,