A couple of Saturdays ago I had the opportunity to go to a Fireside where our speaker talked a lot about our need to "surrender"-- to really turn things over to the Lord. (Not that I think surrendering would be any easier than relinquishing--both are difficult for me.)
I could go into a lot of detail about his talk, but I don't think I could explain properly what he was trying to say, except that we need to learn to "surrender" to know that He knows better than we do, and to remember that the Atonement "covers" everything.
I guess the bottom line is I really need to trust more--really to have greater faith in Christ, not so much in the outcome of things. When I don't see desired blessings coming, I have to trust in Him and in His timing. He is mindful of us, I know that for sure. One of the things I am so grateful for is that I know "Where (I) Can Turn for Peace". I have spent a lot of time on my knees--so grateful to know He is there. He really is the only one that I can turn to, the only one that can calm my troubled heart. At the same time, I'm grateful for family and friends who are there to lend a shoulder when I need it. I'm especially grateful for my husband who is such a great example to me.
Recently I was looking over President Monson's message in this month's Ensign. I loved his challenge to all of us: "...to undertake a personal, diligent, significant quest for what I call the abundant life—a life filled with an abundance of success, goodness, and blessings."
And then when I read his ABC's, I couldn't help but think of Heidi and Daniel.
- Have a positive Attitude
- Believe in yourself
- Face Challenges with Courage
Prayers would definitely be appreciated.