Sunday, June 5, 2011

Inner Peace

What a comforting message. Not only is there a light at the end of the tunnel, but we can have peace in our lives now! In our lives we are faced with trials, and if we stand back and give ourselves to the Lord and allow Him to carry us- be our light- and give us the peace we long for, our trials would be so much easier.

Carter has had a really horrible headache for days. Today he was in so much pain that he wouldn't even attempt to play. I gave him pain medication, lots of hugs, played Angry Birds with him, and fed him- but the worry I have for him is great. What if something serious is wrong? What if he gets worse? What should I do? What is wrong?

Carter's pain was not the only thing on my mind. Our roof started leaking last week. I woke up to raindrops touching my face- what a horrible spot for a leak! We contacted our landlord, who assured us that he was looking at bids for new roofing, but due to all of the rainfall it started to leak again.

Today Kurt flew to California for a week long business trip, so I don't have help with any of this.

None of these things, or even all of these things combined, were more than I could handle. However I did feel stressed, worried, and upset.

What a perfect scripture for today. As I take a deep breath and remember, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me," I feel a tremendous amount of peace and comfort. How often have I neglected to think of these comforting words, and instead sought comfort in venting frustrations, food, watching TV, or killing some creature in a video game. I do not need to find my comfort and rest in any source other than my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

I love my boys so much. I am so thankful for them. I had a very nice time today, snuggling with Carter and listening to his thoughts. He is such a shy little guy, he rarely cares to chat, but today he was very happy to lay in my bed and tell me about the dream he had last night, to tell Harrison why Santa cant bring him a puppy for Christmas (Harrison had expressed desire for a white puppy named "Best Friend" or "Bone" and Carter explained, "No, 'Arrison! Santa doesn't bring puppies! He brings boxes, and you cant put puppies in boxes!"), and even to ask me politely for help with Angry Birds or putting on a television program. I love my family so much, I am so lucky to have them, and I will keep this comforting scripture close to my heart as I ride out the storms that will pass overhead.

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