Thursday, July 29, 2010

There is happiness.

I read a quote several weeks ago that I loved: 

Every one of us has times when we need to know things will get better. My declaration is that this is precisely what the gospel of Jesus Christ offers us, especially in times of need. There is help. There is happiness. There really is light at the end of the tunnel.

 Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead—Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. It will be alright in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come.”

Jeffrey R. Holland, “‘An High Priest of Good Things to Come’,” Ensign, Nov 1999.

 I have thought a lot about that quote over the past month. I've had it on my desktop at work for weeks and whenever I would get discouraged about the job hunt, or working, or not knowing when and where, and if we were going to go anywhere, I would read that quote and I found comfort, if only for a moment.

I finally decided to take Elder Holland's council a couple weeks ago and "Trust God and believe in good things to come". I was sitting at work worrying, like I always do. I'm really great at it! :D I was worrying about when we would get a job and when I could quit my job and when we could move, etc. I sat at my desk overwhelmed with hopelessness and I decided I wasn't going to worry any more; I couldn't it was exhausting and it was effecting my job, my marriage, my relationships, and so many other things. I decided that I would put my trust in the Lord and have faith in the future and I did.

Personally, I think the Lord has humor and I think he laughs a lot because it wasn't six hours later that Matthew received his first call about a company that was interested in interviewing him- and I chuckled to myself and then I felt bad I hadn't trusted him sooner.

We have been blessed immensely since that night and although the future is still uncertain I continue to put my trust in the Lord and know that he will guide and direct us where we need to be and there IS happiness in that.


Patty Ann said...

Oh Nemmy, I love that quote! I might even need to use it ;-) Thank you for the message today. You are so right. Sometimes, we just need to trust.

jack+alli said...

i love that!
you're amazing girl & such an inspiration! :)

MEG said...

I watched that little Holland video while I was at work and it was a BIG MISTAKE. I cried all the way home.

Struggling is something we can all relate with, huh?

I wish you and Matthew the best Emily. There ARE good things to come! ;)

Lindsey said...

thanks for the great blog post. what a great quote. that is definitely something that i constantly need to be reminded of.

i am so excited to hear what happens for you and matthew. please keep me updated on the job search! we are going to be driving across the country next weekend so i will have PLENTY of free time to chat so give me a call if you get a minute or maybe i will just call you.

i love and miss you!

David said...

I stumbled onto this post. Thanks for sharing that! I needed it :)