Just a little experience I feel prompted to share-
Today as I was vacuuming I was thinking about all the trials of life that we are faced with. Sadness, divorce, depression, sorrow, job troubles, loss of a loved one, people letting us down, anger, choices, financial troubles--anything really that we are asked to endure and that others we know have to endure. I reflected on some of my own trials. I reflected on some of the trials some of our family members are going through. Life really can just be so hard sometimes.
While I continued vacuuming a thought came clearly to my mind.
"Isn't it funny how in the darkest moments of our life, we can see the most clearly."
I had to stop what I was doing to think about it.
I knew that thought came from the spirit. It is such a true statement. Through some of my own personal struggles, when things have felt so overwhelming-I still have felt the Hand of the Lord gently helping me to learn, helping me to bend when I feel the most unbendable, and helping me to see more clearly when my vision is filled with fear or doubt.
He, when we listen, will provide us with perfect moments of clarity where we can feel of His love and see ,truly, that we are being molded for greater things. Where we can see just a bit more fully that God's love, grace, and mercy is extended to all of us. Our Heavenly Father loves us so completely that He will allow us to struggle so that he can make us stronger, more able, more in tune, and more Christlike to those around us!
As much as life can be so hard, it can equally be so so good! Thank goodness for the gospel, our families, and our loving Heavenly Father to help us find joy along the way.smile emoticon