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How I Feel Lately

I have been pondering a lot of things about my life lately and I especially have been pondering about my relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I often think of my life as this huge gift. Sometimes the gift is exactly what you wanted, and sometimes the gift is nothing you wanted at all. I have learned over the last 4 or so months what an impact turning my life over to the Lord has done. I have always been a faithful Christian and I have never doubted the existence or the blessings that come from God. I count my lucky starts that through trials and difficult times I have been able to overcome many things by using my faith in the Savior. More than that though lately I have been thinking about trials that I get to witness that happen to others. Trials come in many forms such a breaking a bone, struggling with homework, never having enough money, or even a trial where a person is dealing with a sickness that cannot be cured. I pray daily for those trials and those burdens to become a little bit lighter in others. To those of you who are struggling with the hardships of life I would like to share that hard times happen, but good times happen too. I have a love for Jesus Christ I know without any doubts that He died for us on the cross. With the knowledge I have of that, I find a peace and comfort that is overwhelming with love. I know that my Redeemer LIVES. I know that He LOVES me and He loves you too. I know that through Christ all things can be made right, you just have to let that faith come. Many miracles are waiting for those who will believe. I am so blessed with the life I have been given and I am eternally grateful for the truths I know and love.


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