By Angelina Whitehead
In life, we often feel like the trials and despair that we face won't ever end. The past year of my life has been an emotional roller coaster (lol)! Heavenly Father has given me some really amazing experiences as well as some really terrible times of heartache, confusion, and sadness. I always wonder, why? No really, Why.
How is this trial making me better? How is this sadness making me more Christ-like? My hard times have gotten easier, but they are still here. And I still wonder why I've been given them. But I have realized that because of these trials, my faith and understanding have grown in ways I never thought that they could! Because I have them, I have been forced to find answers and forced to ask Heavenly Father for help, when I probably wouldn't have otherwise.
I know that my faith has grown because of my trials and maybe I'll someday know that there was a bigger purpose that my trials brought to pass. But in the meantime, I'm grateful that I've been able to more fully rely upon and trust in God and his plan for me and all His children.
"But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance." Nephi 1:20 #amen #nottodaysatan