I have always been drawn to people who even amidst the worst trials...they stay steadfast and immovable! I know that doesn't mean that they don't hurt, cry their eyes out or want it to end quickly so that they don't have to endure the suffering too long. But still I am impressed that they get up each day and continue to try again and learn from what they have experienced. I have learned in my life that these people seem to continually strengthen their core ( FAITH).
Having had struggles with my back for many years, I know the importance and help it would be to have my Core (physically) strengthen. Having had 4 C-sections hasn't helped that goal of mine, still I continue to try. Some day, in not too distant future I hope, that I can start doing YOGA and strengthen my core more.
So I think what I have learned from watching so many incredible people make it and not only make it through their trials... but THRIVE, that they continually strengthen their CORE FAITH, with the exact things that helped them develop FAITH, in the first place. They pray, they study the scriptures, they try to do a bit better every day, they try to keep the commandments, they repent of their mistakes, serve Others and trust their God not to give them any more than they can handle. They keep doing the basics and that gives them HOPE and STRENGTH to keep going. I love this quote from
D. Todd Christofferson he tells what he learned from his trials... “Though I suffered then, as I look back now, I am grateful that
there was not a quick solution to my problem. The fact that I was forced
to turn to God for help almost daily over an extended period of years
taught me truly how to pray and get answers to prayer and taught me in a
very practical way to have faith in God. I came to know my Savior and
my Heavenly Father in a way and to a degree that might not have happened
otherwise or that might have taken me much longer to achieve. … I
learned to trust in the Lord with all my heart. I learned to walk with
Him day by day.”
I know that it is important for me to get up every day and do the basic work out to strengthen my SPIRITUAL CORE! I was grateful for this reminder today! Good night dear friends!
"Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again!" ~ Alex Tan