Two years is a long time and ofcourse things aren't always going to go the way we planned. Some of us find out our missionary isn't the one for us, some one of us get written off, some of us go on missions which makes our wait even longer, some of us go through trials that seem unfair: there will always be something.
As I wrote my missionary this week, I talked to him about tranquility: freedom from stress and emotion.
"The Lord doesn't promise that we will never face affliction, in fact He promises we will. That is the purpose of this life and the only way we grow. However, the Lord does promise (if we ask Him) to lighten the burdens from those afflictions."
In my patriarchical blessing it says:
"I give my children trials to keep them humble."Isn't that the truth.
Whatever life brings us, it is nothing compared to the peace we can feel if we put our trust in the Lord. Often times I think of the Atonement as just something I use when I make a mistake. But really it is so much more than that: it is a source of strength.
I'd like to relate this to a popular quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm (trial) to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain (trust in the Lord)."The Lord is the source of all joy. Seek out his silver lining, Look for his rainbow after the rain, Follow his light at the end of the tunnel. With Him, there is a purpose in all things. He is the way.
When things don't go according to plan, seek to know the Lord's plan for you. He is the writer of your fairy tale and I promise it has a happy ending.
A song my best friend wrote:
I hope this helps (Yes I am singing, PLEASE excuse my grossness haha)
Keep Calm & Trust a Little
The Girl Waiting In Her Tower For Her Prince
Aka Caa :)