Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Endure and Overcome

"Whenever we are inclined to feel burdened down with the blows of life, let us remember that others have passed the same way, have endured,and then have overcome."

Thomas S. Monson

I love this quote. It really helps me to feel better when I can remember that I am not the only one, especially because Jesus Christ has gone through everything, felt everything I have felt and even more. That is what has been running through my head and kept in my heart throughout this whole process. I really do feel closer to him. I never forget, nor can I each day of my life that he is now my legs, carrying me wherever I may go. I feel so strongly about his existence and his love for me. I can never deny that he is living and that he is watching over us, feeling our pains, and hoping that we turn to him for comfort.

Today our home teachers came over to visit and remind us why obedience is mentioned so often by our Lord. It is to help us become prepared to be higher beings in the his celestial kingdom. I know that I need to do better in becoming a better me. I know that I need to try really hard and work through the trials that come before me and bear them with strong faith and obedience. It is to help me and teach me. Sometimes, we have to endure trials that seem unbearable and too hard to think about, but in the big scheme of things, it's all very trivial and so doable. We are higher beings and can get through anything with faith in the Lord.

I am so thankful that I have a testimony of this gospel. I know that it is the true gospel of Jesus Christ that in following it, I am doing what my Heavenly Father wants me to. I know that he loves and cares about me individually, and that is what has helped me out so much through this life changing experience. He knows me and he knows what I need to help me grow. Therefore, I am putting my trust in Him, and will do what He asks of me.