“And it came to pass”

smoky sky shasta

I have been very stressed out and scared to serve a mission lately. I feel weak emotionally, and thnk this will be too hard for me to handle. The missionaries in my ward came over last night and I told one of the sisters my concerns and how scared I was. She said, “I’m going to give you some advice that has helped me through the rough times on my mission. In the scriptures, it repeatedly says “And it came to pass…” never “and it came to stay”. Whatever it is, it will pass and you will come out okay!”

This hit me so hard. She’s so right. No matter what trial we are going through at this time, it will eventually pass and we will be okay. It’s such a comfort to me that I can also go to my Heavenly Father in prayer and ask him to bless me with strength and comfort. I can beg him for help, tell him all my concerns, and He will help me. There is no doubt in my mind that He will.

Through every trial, there is always light present and that light will eventually take over and everything will be okay. I chose this picture to go with this post because I love how the sky is all foggy, but there is still that drop of sunlight peaking through. The smoke is from all the California fires and even though it is a reminder of sorrow or loss for some people, there is still that sun shining through as a symbol of hope. Eventually the sky does clear up and everything is okay.

I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

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