sure, true, joyful

The promises of praise and acceptance by the world are unreliable, untrue, and unsatisfying. God’s promises are sure, true, and joyful—now and forever. (Dieter F. Uchtdorf)



Press forward

Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life. (3 Nephi 31:20)


Trust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord
with all thine heart;
and lean not unto
thine own

In all thy ways
acknowledge him,
and he shall
direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

I can’t rely on what I know and what I can figure out on my own. I must rely on the Lord. I must trust in him. And not trust a little bit, but trust in him with all of my heart. This trust must be reflected in every aspect of my life.

Everything I do, the Lord can be there with me. He will lead me by the hand and guide me in all the different ways I need to go and all the different things I need to do. There are many paths, and the Lord can be there in all of them if I let him.

It is up to me to trust. It is up to me to submit myself more fully to him. And as I do that, he makes something better of me. He guides me on paths I did not know.


“There are things to wait for patiently in faith, knowing that the Lord acts in his own time and in his own way.”

President Henry B. Eyring, April 2014 General Conference.

It is so hard for me to wait. I want my own timetable. I told my mom once, “I can be patient if I know how long I need to be patient for.” Which defeats the whole purpose of patience, really. We had a good laugh over that one.

I had a feeling that something should happen, and so I thought it would happen right away. But it didn’t. And I slowly realized that it may take years for this thing to happen. My timetable is sometimes more immediate than the Lord’s. His timetable and His way can seem slower.

But at other times in my life, the Lord’s time was much quicker than I expected. But His time and His way is always better than my time and my way. There are good things to wait for, and so I am waiting, without knowing how long it will take.

Thy Will Be Done

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

It is a hard thing to do. To let the Lord be in charge of your life. I struggle with it. I want to make my own decisions and have things happen the way I think they should. But Jesus Christ said, “Thy will be done.” And so whenever I ask for things, especially the big things in life, I try to say, “Please, let this thing happen if it be Thy will.” And a lot of times the answer is no, but I am glad. Because I know if His will is done in my life, then I can be happy.