Tuesday, February 28, 2017
As I was watching the new Moana Disney movie with my 4 year old yesterday, I found myself crying. I cried at when the grandma died. When she came back as a stingray to guide her granddaughter, and then as a spirit to help her granddaughter achieve her purpose in life. It was quite the emotional day for me, and no, I don’t have to be pregnant to cry during Disney movies, I just love them. But as I was watching the movie, I kept thinking to myself:
-Wouldn’t that be nice to have that kind of inspiration?
-Wouldn’t that be nice to have that kind of help when life knocks you down?
-Wouldn’t that be nice to have someone there for you when you needed someone the most?
It was kind of depressing…thinking that nobody is there when I need them. So, I started to think of my life, and who has been there to pick me up, to help me through the hard times, to tell me that everything is going to be okay when I feel like it isn’t. Thankfully, I am surrounded by people who love and support me, most especially my husband. But there have been times when I had to go through a trial alone, without the help of friends of family. I had to fight my own demons. It was hard, lonely, but it was also a testimony of how strong I was on the inside. Under all the mush and gush, there really is a backbone.
Then, I realized I was never completely alone. Even though I felt alone, there was always someone waiting, just waiting for me to ask for help. And that person is Jesus Christ. I don’t have to fight demons by myself. That even though people around me can’t help sometimes, there’s always One who can. And that brought a deep peace and comfort to my soul. For, no matter what I’m going through, I know that someone has already went through the same pain, the same trial, the same temptation, and came out on the other side alive. Not only alive, but much better because of it. That knowledge gives me hope. Hope that no matter what trial I might face, I can and will be able to make it through. Someone’s always by my side, even if I can’t see Him. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much, He sent His Only Begotten Son, from His own side, to live and suffer through the atonement, so we can always have someone by our side.
The harder the trial, the closer we get to Christ, because we learn the pain He went through. We feel the aching, the longing, the loneliness. Then we feel the love, compassion, peace, and wholeness, as we remember Christ, and allow Him into our lives. John 3:16, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. What an amazing blessing and promise. A promise that brings bright hope into a life of despair. What helps you through trials? What brings you peace?