I have a goal to be really positive no matter what happens so I'd been trying to be super positive to help my companion through all the rough times, and I was just tired of trying so hard. So I had a good talk with Heavenly Father, and just asked him to help me make it just through the next day positively, as I asked the elders to give me a blessing Friday night. I prayed pretty much every couple hours just to make it to the next thing, just to get through every hour and I did it!
He sent little tender mercies along the way to help me do it as well. There was a random guy who after we knocked on his door (and got rejected), a few minutes later opened up his door again as we were still on the street knocking his neighbors door, and gave us water bottles and told us we could lock our bikes up near his flat anytime we wanted to knock this street cause he had cameras guarding it. Then, a lady with awesome music was SO nice to us and let us pet her dog, and then we finally had a great lesson with an investigator we had been trying to see the whole time Ive been here. And I made it to Friday night, and got a blessing. And you know what? Nothing crazy was said, but the peace I felt with the work I was doing was amazing. And the added strength I got was exactly what I needed.
No matter how hard things are, God is there for us. He helps us when we just ask him! Sometimes I get so stubborn that I stop asking for help when I am struggling.....which is when I need the help the most. And this week was good because I needed to be reminded that asking for help is what I need to do. Jesus Christ suffered all the pains and afflictions and trials we have been through so that we can ask him for help and he can understand what we need and give it to us. I am so so so so grateful for the atonement. Because of that, and the enabling power of it, I can have the strength I need to make it through every day. And not just make it through by dragging myself through, but I can make it through smiling and happy.
Yes, sometimes it's hard. In fact, a lot of the time it is hard! But...if we use the atonement daily and sometimes hourly, or whenever we need it, we can make it through every hard time. Every single one. I know that. And I am so grateful for that knowledge.
~ Sister Emma Beazer ️🇬🇧🇨🇦
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|and long days...|
|more bus rides!|
|no bike lights!!|
|Welcome to the relief society district,|
|where our leader is the relief society president (Elder Bowen)|
|It was a hard week so...|
|YAY for cathedrals!|