Friday, June 5, 2009

Where, When My Aching Grows?

The funny thing about hard times is that it tends to clarify what you truly believe and what is most important while muddying up everything else. I really have no idea what to do or where to go from here. I can't think of anything I can do to improve my situation and protect my family any more than I am doing. That is a rather desperate feeling. Yet, I am learning what it means to turn my life over to God.

May He craft some good out of the mess I have made.


  1. Some of the greatest works of art, simply look like great messes at first glance. But in the hands of a master, and in the eyes of one who truly knows, its beauty evolves.

  2. SilverRain,
    I don't know you personally besides the few exchanges here at your blog, but I do know you have shared some wonderful insights and that you have a strong faith and testimony. One of the beauties of the gospel is that as long as we strive to follow Christ, although we will not be immune from difficulties and trials and we may have temporary setbacks, nothing can go permanently wrong.

  3. I have found that one of the hardest things I have had to do in my life was to trust God. Sometimes it has felt like stepping off a cliff, knowing that what He wants might be good for me, but perhaps will not be pleasant for me to experience. I often feel that sometimes, I just don't want what He is offering me, that it is too hard. I am, to be honest, often afraid of surrendering myself to His will, afraid of what that might entail.

    As circumstances in my life have forced me to rely on the charity of others, and to place my life in God's hands, I find I am slowly becoming more able to let go of my fear, and trust God, and accept His will.

    The last seven years of my life have been difficult ones, but the journey has been a refiner's fire. My relationships with my Father and my Savior have grown and deepened because I have had to rely on them so much.

    I feel for you, SilverRain, and I pray that the Savior will walk beside you and support you through your hard times and beyond. God bless.


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