Sunday, May 4, 2008

Having Ups and Downs

I love Sundays. I love having the chance to go to church and to listen and learn, and to have a chance to teach the 11 year old girls. I was feeling down at a point during the beginning of church and was really worried about teaching my lesson when I was feeling so down. I had been praying that I would be able to teach the scriptures and principles planned even when I felt down.

Then as I started my lesson, a little shaky and nervous. Suddenly I felt good and we had a wonderful time talking about the scriptures and really trying to apply them to our lives.

Even though this was a small moment in time and perhaps a small matter, I am so thankful to a Heavenly Father who listens to our prayers. He will lift us and help us through our trials, even when we don't realize he is helping us. I am also learning more about Christ and his atonement and that he made an atonement for me and all of us not just for the things we do wrong, but to help us when we have trials and down times. He can give us the strength and power to rise up and move forward. He can do this because he has already been through it.

I am very thankful for our Heavenly Father's plan, that we can succeed in life and through Christ live with our families and Father in the eternities to come.

1 comment:

ladybug143 said...

Thank you for that. It doesn't make things all better but it helps me. To think that you, little miss perfect, (not meant to be mean) has ups and downs too. :) I have been struggling for the last year now. I have had 3 miscarriages and I have gotten to the point where I am just lost. It is hard for me to be able to turn things over to the Lord, even though I know it will help and that is what he is there for. I had a bad missionary experience the other day too, things just seem to be piling up. I guess I need to pray harder. :) Thank you for your sweet reminder.