Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day 291: Handling Crap with Care

One of my friends is going through a really hard time right now.  Someone dear to her has been falsely accused of something rather terrible and now her whole family is having a hard time.  She and I talked a lot today it was amazing to feel the spirit during our talks.  We talked about God and how he will never leave us during our trials.  We talked about how sometimes our faith has to be tested but that if we trust in his power and plan for us, we can conquer anything.
She's not a member of my church, but I remembered a talk from this last General Conference and decided to share it with her, because it brought me peace and I knew it could do the same for her.  The talk was given by Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, titled "Mountains to Climb".  Here are a few of my favorites from it...

When hard trials come, the faith to endure them well will be there, built as you may now notice but may have not at the time that you acted on the pure love of Christ, serving and forgiving others as the Savior would have done. You built a foundation of faith from loving as the Savior loved and serving for Him. Your faith in Him led to acts of charity that will bring you hope.
It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always time. With faith in the Savior, you can repent and plead for forgiveness. There is someone you can forgive. There is someone you can thank. There is someone you can serve and lift. You can do it wherever you are and however alone and deserted you may feel.
I cannot promise an end to your adversity in this life. I cannot assure you that your trials will seem to you to be only for a moment. One of the characteristics of trials in life is that they seem to make clocks slow down and then appear almost to stop.
There are reasons for that. Knowing those reasons may not give much comfort, but it can give you a feeling of patience. Those reasons come from this one fact: in Their perfect love for you, Heavenly Father and the Savior want you fitted to be with Them to live in families forever. Only those washed perfectly clean through the Atonement of Jesus Christ can be there.

If we have faith in Jesus Christ, the hardest as well as the easiest times in life can be a blessing. In all conditions, we can choose the right with the guidance of the Spirit. We have the gospel of Jesus Christ to shape and guide our lives if we choose it. And with prophets revealing to us our place in the plan of salvation, we can live with perfect hope and a feeling of peace. We never need to feel that we are alone or unloved in the Lord’s service because we never are. We can feel the love of God. The Savior has promised angels on our left and our right to bear us up.10 And He always keeps His word.

Ha ha:
Took Peter for a walk.  He pooped.  I reached to pick it up with a grocery bag over my hand.  Something made me stop and look to make sure all of my fingers were covered.  Sure enough, my pinky was poking through a hole in the bag and would have become the perfect poo-skewer if I didn't notice in time.  Phew!

1 comment:

  1. Your haha could've been your aha!!!