Saturday, July 5, 2014

Life Sucks

     Life is all about challenges.  From sin to working, each day is filled with it's own unique set of challenges.  Some days we wonder how on earth we can even make it through the day.  Some days we are so overwhelmed with life we feel like crawling in a hole and pulling a rock over the top and never coming out.  Some days are so dark that it is impossible to see any light.  Some days just plain out SUCK.

       Ever have those days and wonder how in the ^~*("+#~#  you are going to make it.
I have those days, we never want to admit it out loud.  We want everyone to think we are strong and that we have it under control and we are super heros.  But truth be known, even super hero's have those days.  Super heros of the comic book world and my personal super heros of the scriptures,  all have had those days that challenge them to the brink of thier faith and power.  As we  watch the super heros, from both worlds, we always see that the trail increases strength and faith.  Super heros of today get stronger physically and the super heros of the scriptures grow into spiritual giants of great power and strength.

       As I get older I have to come to understand that when we truely desire to return back to our Heavenly Father, he will make sure it happens.  His way of making sure that it happens is growth.

        Growth can be defined as trials that refine us and as if we stay focused on the Savior will eventually bring us back into the presence of our Heavenly Father.   Some days I hate growth.  I frusturates me and often times makes me really mad.  Right in the middle of the trial it is impossible to see the plan, that is where the frustration comes for me.  The inability to see clearly.  That inabiltiy to see clearly is actually the most important part of the trail.  It forces us to have faith in a greater power.

      Turning over the natural man to a greater force an even greater power, the Savior can be hard and painful.  But as we do that and totally submit to his will, his perfect plan, the growth starts to take place in our hearts.  That does not mean the trail is over,  it just means we are starting to understand.

       The great day comes when, after that trial ends we can truely see the hand of the Lord in our lives and we are humbled by all that he did,  all that he did that we were unable to see in the middle of the trail.

     That is what helps me endure the trial.  I know one day I will look back and see clearly the hand of the Lord working in my life.  It has always been that way and always will be.  I have made the choice with all my heart to return to live with my Heavenly Father and I do understand he will do all it takes to get me there.  So although I do not welcome trails,  I do see how they are designed with a perfect purpose, the purpose of a Loving Heavenly Father and Savior to bring us back home. .

Have a great day,  Brad

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you. On days when I feel like crawling into a hole, your sweet words in this post have given me encouragement. Know that you are making a difference!