I was in the depths of despair only minutes ago. I was experiencing feelings of defeat and an attitude of utmost frustration.
And then it hit me.
I know everything I need to do to get through this, because I attended a church meeting earlier this evening.
During tonight's Church Education System Broadcast for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder D. Todd Chistofferson spoke of getting through challenging times. During the fireside, my mind raced as I thought of so many things going on in my life right now. Decisions I needed to make. Confrontations that are going to occur. Opportunities for humility that I should take otherwise I'll face damage to myself if I maintain my pride. I didn't realize I heard very much of his talk.
Until it hit me.
Many of his words were brought to my remembrance and his meaning became very clear.
I am to face these trials one day at a time.
I can do that. I can tackle this one piece at a time. I don't know right now how it will all turn out, but I do know that I have the strength to make it through one day at a time.
I am grateful for this tender mercy of the Lord in answering my prayer before it could even be uttered. I am grateful to have attended this fireside. I am grateful to be a beneficiary of the simplicity of this Apostolic advice. As I act upon this advice, I know that I will be blessed with the comfort and the strength to be seen through these trials. I am grateful that I could converse with my Heavenly Father and to feel His immediate comfort and peace. He is watching over me and He provided me with just what I needed.
Watch the church meeting I referenced here http://lds.org/broadcasts/watch/ces-fireside/2011/01?pid=738917358001&pkey=AQ~~,AAAAmBrDwtE~,_58lK-P1xvJ5WTHbRnmdONkYkAiPKoal&lang=eng