The darkest night

  
At some times during this mortal journey, we feel as if the darkness surrounding us is suffocating. It seems as if you are wading through a fog so thick and consuming, that you can not see the path even one step ahead.

When times like these come, it can be so debilitating that it would be easier to surrender and let the darkness overtake us.

Even now in this present moment, I feel like I am drowning in the disappointment and failures that are consuming me. Life is hard, but we agreed to go through all of these struggles for the opportunity to gain a physical body and choose the Father’s plan.

Although I want to give up, I know even now that Heavenly Father and his angels are holding me up and carrying me through each breath this very moment. I am not alone even when I feel as if the world is crumbling around me.  That is the power of His plan. If we but endure, He will never leave us alone and He will hold us and wipe our tears away from our tired eyes.

“Each of us will have our own Fridaysβ€”those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays.

But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered deathβ€”Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come.

No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, in this life or the next, Sunday will come.”  -Joseph B. Wirthlin

  

After the darkest night, Sunday came. Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world, rose from the bonds of death. He was beaten, nailed to a cross, and persecuted beyond imagination. He felt all pain, sorrow, loneliness, and loss. He suffered, bled, and died to be able to support and carry us through our earthly trials. His atonement and resurrection is the key that opens EVERY lock which binds us. Don’t lose your faith in better things to come.

XOXO – Heath

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