Monday, August 2, 2010

Blessed.. with trials?

Lately, in my life, I have been challenged to face my trials. It seems like every Monday we have a lesson at family home evening on trials. I have been going through some trials in my life with my health and have been struggling to persevere. A lot of the lessons talked about turning to the Lord when faced with trials and that is exactly what I have been doing. I have been reading my scriptures daily and saying my prayers. It has really blessed my life and I can see the blessings pouring out in front of me.
I watch a show on BYU TV called the Food Nanny. They recently had a family on the show who were faced with a trial in their life. They were in a severe car accident and the husband suffered debilitating injuries. He was unable to work and the wife had to go back to work to bring home money. I saw this young family, who suffered so much and I asked myself, "How blessed is my family?"
This family was so positive and never gave up. They were so optimistic about what the future had in store for them and the husband even mentioned that it is a trial in his life that he just has to overcome.  I see these sweet people as an example of how we should always stay positive and never stray away from the Lord's plan. He has so much in store for each and every one of us and we may never know on this earth the reason why He has put these trials in our way. He wants us to turn to Him.
Even though I am struggling, I know that my Heavenly Father is there every step of the way. I know that he has blessed me with such a beautiful and eternal family. That is the most important thing in my life. I am truly blessed.

1 comment:

  1. blessed indeed. so glad to hear you're reading and praying and doing so AWESOME. we'll keep you in our prayers!
    ps- she's SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT?!!! how do i jump on this bandwagon, pray tell. i'm dying over here!!