GingerSnap inspired me during Family Devotional yesterday morning.
And I REALLY needed it!
She showed THIS video and asked me to hold her iPad while the rest of the kids watched it. As I listened to the video, I recognized it immediately, so I thought I didn’t need to pay attention. . . BUT it hit me.
I realized that I’m afraid to have these 2 trials come to an end. They have been LONG and DIFFICULT to bear, more difficult than I ever imagined they would be. BUT they will come to an end one day and I will need to let them go. If I hold onto the trauma they created, and not forgive them, I will be stuck . . . trapped . . . and not able to move onto the future. That is where the video GingerSnap showed us this morning grabbed me.
The video helped me realize that I need to embrace my life today and let go of EVERYTHING, especially what I didn’t want to happen to me/us, from the past and instead trust that the Lord’s plan for me/us is much better, even if it is more difficult to bear or even painful at times. I was also reading in the Doctrine and Covenants this morning and came across these scriptures:
D&C 90:24 – “Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith ye have covenanted one with another.”
Personally, I have made several covenants with the Lord. They weren’t small covenants either and they are not to be forgotten or dismissed. They are to be cherished and always remembered. Worked upon and grown. And IF I will choose to remember them and accept them, then acting on them, I will not need to fear what my future holds, for it WILL be what NEEDS to happen to me and all those around me. And that brings peace to my heart.
I’m grateful that “out of the mouths of babes” we can learn/remember truths that can see us through our daily lives, especially when our hearts are heavy and our heads hang low.
So Look Up! The heavens are calling you by name, reaching out to you . . . “REMEMBER! You are LOVED! REMEMBER! You matter! Keep going! It will all work out in the end!”
This is my testimony and I share it with you, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.