I would like to take a moment this month to share something that is so much a part of me that I would simply not be me without it. That something, is the knowledge that my glorious and loving Heavenly Father has a plan for me. He has a plan for me that is far greater than anything I could ever imagine for myself. He has His hands in the details of my life and He knows me. He knows completely the extent that I can handle the trials He gives me.
I know with an utmost surety that God the Father answers our prayers and His answers are not only real but perfect. He has answered my prayers. I know that in the midnight hour, when all hope is lost and you are wearily trying to finish the tasks of that day He is with you. He has been with me and knelt by my side. I know that when the darkness of loss and anxiety seem to cling to you like a cold fog, the Savior stands between them and you. He has helped me stand. I know that when it seems like nothing you say is being heard, the most perfect listener has His ears open for you. He listens to my pleas.
Again, I would remind you, whoever you are, that you are loved beyond the bounds of this mortal life. That you are proudly posted on God’s fridge and in his wallet. You are one of His valiant children. He is your father and “you are in His hands. Very good hands. Loving hands. Caring hands” (Uchtdorf). I testify of the power of God’s love in my life in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.