All Is Well
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Last night was rough, I had hoped for a different outcome, and was actually fairly certain it would be different. But we all have our agency and our freedom to vote how we choose. And while that is a tough pill to swallow, I am so very thankful to live in a country founded on these principles.
I woke up around 3am and checked my phone hoping things had changed, no luck. I laid there wide awake wondering how this would affect the dreams we had for our family, and what the future had in store for us.
It was then that the answer came, the reason for the peaceful feeling I had all day (that made me certain there would be a different outcome), the Lord is always in charge, and as long as we are doing what we are supposed to he will bless us.
That doesn't mean things will be easy, they never are, but he will be there for us and the blessings will be there.
President Monson said "The future is as bright as your faith".
I can't change what happens to our country now, I can only make the best of it.
I can sit and sulk or I can go to work.
I resolved this morning to focus on my family, to teach my children correct moral principles, teach them to rise above the challenges we are given, and teach them to be kind, tolerant, and good citizens.
After all the greatest work I can do is within the walls of my own home.
And I will not fail, because I have the Lord on my side.
A few people have shared this quote from Elder Holland, and it is so true.
"The future of this world has long been declared; the final outcome between good and evil is already known. There is absolutely no question as to who wins because the victory has already been posted on the scoreboard. The only really strange thing in all of this is that we are still down here on the field trying to decide which team's jersey we want to wear!"
So chin up everyone, All Is Well!!!