One of my assignments this week is to write a blog post on one of the topics that I have studied this week. I have focused on faith. In a lot of matters, I really have a very simple faith. I know that I am a Child of God and that He loves me. I know that He is always there for me. However, knowing that and believing that are sometimes two very different things. My heart knows that it is true, but my mind doesn’t always seem to trust in what my heart knows.
One of my favorite scripture verses is 1 Nephi 3:7 - "I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." Anyone who has ever listened to me as I was/or am working through a struggle has most likely heard me say this verse. I tell it to my kids all the time. It is a promise that I hold onto when I can’t see how on earth I am going to get through or accomplish something that I need to do.
Life is hard, and it most often doesn’t go the way we had it planned. Each of us are on a journey that is as unique as every one of us is. We are all at different points on our journey of faith and knowledge. Hopefully most of the time we are making forward progress, but as we are all human, we will take steps backwards, and that is okay. They are opportunities to learn and grow. We need to have patience and understanding and faith in ourselves and others as we travel on our own paths. It is faith in this promise/verse that gives me hope that I will make it…someday…according to His will.