His Grace Is Sufficient

Sometimes it takes a tumbling crash into the deepest pit of despair to truly discover our Savior and all His grace can do. 

This week was just such a tumble. I felt encircled in grief, loss, confusion, and depression. I felt weighted by lifes' loads, another failed month in trying to become a mother, and a new year of life to mark what I have yet to achieve. Suddenly I was hit with more emotion than I could handle, and I crumbled.

I felt defeated and unworthy of help out, but I Was Wrong.

Upon sinking to my lowest, in a dark place that promised me no hope or light, I once again discovered that there is no place we can hide from the light of our Savior. He always stands, ready to help us; we just have to reach up, take hold of his extended hand and He will always help us out.

After all, if anyone can understand the depths of our pains and the agony we feel in this life, it is our Savior. He suffered it all. And even our perfect Savior, before taking on all of our pains and sins, asked the Lord, "Father if thou be willing remove this cup from me..." So, it's okay if we feel overwhelmed and wish these pains we bear to be gone, but just like our Savior continued is his prayer to the Father, "nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done" we must be willing to gather strength from the Lord and continue in what he asks of us when it is not yet time to have that cup removed.

Last Sunday we learned about Grace. Two incredible 12 year-old girls defined Grace as the enabling power from God to act and endure to the end. God's grace enables us, but with that enabling power we must ACT. The Savior reaches out to save us, but if we don't reach back and work, He cannot help us.

I am so grateful for the Grace of God. I am so grateful for an endlessly loving Savior and Heavenly Father who still offer me the enabling power to act and succeed, despite my daily faults. Christ said,
"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."  Matthew 11:28-30
I think, at times, we take that scripture to mean that Christ will just take away our load, that he will no longer require that we carry any burdens. But the scripture doesn't say, Whenever life gets hard, I'll take away all your burdens and trials anf make your life easy. He tells us to take his yoke upon us, meaning it doesn't have to be our responsibility to carry the load alone, and once we yoke ourselves to the Savior, it will become easier and our burden will be made light. 

David Bednar said,
 "Sometimes we mistakenly believe that happiness is the absence of a load. But bearing a load is a necessary and essential part of the plan of happiness."
Trials, tribulations, depression, heartache, disease, mental illness and disabilities are burdens we carry in this life, but they are not meant to steal our happiness, but to make our happiness that much sweeter.

I said it before, and while I'm remembering it, I'll say it again, THIS IS STILL A GOOD LIFE!

His Grace is sufficient for me. It is more than sufficient for us all. We just have to act.