Sunday, November 1, 2009

He Gives Us Bitter To Know The Sweet

I have been going through one of the toughest times ever in my life. My spirituality has definitely not been what it should be in these last few months. I have felt as though I am lacking? Of what I have not been too sure.
Things have just been hard in general, it has seemed like one bad day after another. I've tried hard to stay positive and overcome, but its been hard. Because I've been having what seems to be like more bad days than good days as of late, I have been really hard on myself, and thinking there must be something wrong with me. I really thought I must being losing it. Normal people aren't angry and mad like I have been. Normal people don't have consecutive bad days.
While attending stake conference today I heard some of the most inspired words, it was as though they were just for me, the speaker was quoting someone as saying that it was normal to have highs and lows in life. It's normal to have bad days and periods of depression. This is one way we are tried by our Heavenly Father. Its who we choose to become during these periods that proves who we are.

I know that these hard times won't last forever. I know that there is peace and happiness at the end of this dark tunnel. Most of all I know I have a Heavenly Father who loves me. Who inspires those around me to guide me through this maze of life. And sometimes when I feel I am so lost, he provides the light to help me find my way.
I am truly blessed to know the bitter and the sweet.