Thursday, October 16, 2008

Comforted

So, I've been a little stressed lately to say the least. It seems that one thing after another is putting a cramp in my style and I'm not sure how to cope. It's probably that I am a bit overtired from staying up too late watching episodes of THE OFFICE and HEROES. Regardless, I've come to realize that things are not always going to go the way I want them to and that I need to rely more on the Lord. I was reading my scriptures last night after feeling helpless and hopeless and I just turned to my bookmark where I have been reading. 3 Nephi 13. When I read the last few verses it just hit me like lightning.
It says, "Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field...even so will he clothe you, if ye are not of little faith. Therefore, take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For your heavenly father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself..."
It just made me realize that God knows what we need and what we are going through and if we just have faith and put the kingdom of God first then things will work out. I always seem to stress about what I have no control over and what's going to happen in the future. As I look back, everything always does work out in the end, so why do I stress myself about it? I wish I could take a jump into the future just to see how things are going to pan out so I don't have to stress about it. Then again, maybe I would stress more!
I think bottom line is, I need more girl's nights or days, dates with Jake, or maybe just "a vacation from my problems!"(quote from Bob on What About Bob?).

4 comments:

The Tobler bunch said...

Now, that was an awesome post! That is just what blogging is all about! Aren't the scriptures awesome? I have found so much comfort and so many answers to our problems by reading them daily. I liked that verse. I will read in mine.

Jennifer Miller said...

You should try Lake Winnipasaki I hear its beautiful ( I really hope you get that, if your a true what about bob fan you will!)

I loved your blog, what insite you have and how tender are the lords mercies to lead you to such a great verse in the scriptures.

Hang in there, were all in it together. Im just hanging on for chocolate.

PattyFergi said...

I've actually vacationed a bunch of times at Lake Winipasake(sp.) and it really is awesome!

But seriously, thank you for your post. Great scripture. A lot of us needed to hear that. My parents have a small business back in MA and I know it's been rough lately. I wish they could understand the power of the scriptures and our Heavenly Father in our lives because they too would be comforted. I'll remain hopeful for their future conversion. And for now, remember that you are loved and supported by your family and friends!

Linda said...

Thanks Becky! I needed to be reminded of that too. You are awesome. Thanks for your example to me.