Good morning Lovelies! I was reading over a conference talk this morning by Jean A. Stevens and wanted to share a few thoughts with you. This particular talk is titled "Fear Not, I am With Thee". This talk touched my heart during conference weekend and has stayed with me this week. I have a good friend who is in the midst of a great trial. Things are out of his control and it is very hard to see where to go from here. It is in our darkest times, we must reach out to the Lord. It is in those times we need Him most.
We all go through trials of varying size and degree. They can be heart wrenching, exhausting trials to endure, which can push us further than we thought we could go...both physically and spiritually. Some of you may be going through a trial right now. Just as I shared with my friend, I want to share this with you.... I want you to know how much God loves you...even in our hour of uncertainty, when all things are out of our control, He is with us. It is in those times we must give it all to Him. "As we develop greater faith and trust in the Lord, we can access His power to bless and deliver us. Not every prayer is answered so quickly. But truly our Heavenly Father knows us and hears the pleadings of our hearts. He accomplishes His miracles one prayer at a time, one person at a time." He hears your personal prayers and He knows your heart.
Over the past few months I have known deep sorrow. My family has felt great lost....lost of life, lost of hope. It is a great cross to bear, but thankfully we don't have to. Our Savior already did that for us. He has brought me out of my despair and He will do the same for you.
"We can trust that He will help us, not necessarily in the way we want, but in the way that will best help us to grow." "I learned that you can feel peace in the midst of turmoil. I knew the Lord was watching over us. If you trust in the Lord, truly you can overcome any of life’s challenges.” I know without a doubt things will get better. I know without a doubt your Savior knows exactly how you feel right now and I know without a doubt that the Lord will bring you through. Be strong, find strength through Him to get through each minute of the day. Pray always and steadfastly. Things will get better. Heavenly Father has reassured me they will. Pray to know for yourself and fear not He is with you always.