Hope in hard. Hope in Him.

It’s been two weeks since I last posted.

Two weeks since I totaled my car.

I have learned so much in the last two weeks and and can honestly say I am better for it.

Now, while I can’t say it’s all been good the last few weeks, I can say that it has all been worth it. I have had my fair share of fights with my pal Satan that I am not proud of, but on the other hand I have also had some incredible bonding moments with my Brother Jesus, The man I call my Savior.

Now, this blog is a sunny place. So here is some good that happened the last two weeks.

My tumbling team hosted the largest tumbling competition in Utah history last weekend. (A contributing factor to me not blogging.) I had not trained all week due to the car accident and on Friday I decided I was competing. Friday night was a long night of setting up equipment and I competed Saturday morning. After I competed I worked all day helping run the meet. I finished the competition presently surprised with a bronze medal. It was an overall good meet.

In the last two weeks I’ve also..

-cleaned my room (this is a weird and beautiful thing people.)
-filmed a movie in sign language.
-worn capris. (It was 50 degrees and sunny yesterday…we had a short taunting hale storm earlier today…and back to blue skies now!)
-taught Sunday school. all. by. myself.
-paid a big fat ticket of $120. There goes all the money I made for the tumbling competition.

So, live has been hard, but things are turning around for the better.

When you are pushed up between a rock and a hard place the best place to go is up. I’ve been trying to look up the last few days and let me tell you, it has made all the difference.

I’m not one that particularly likes hanging out under the clouds. (I mean, my blog is called feel my sunlight.) And with the sunshine peeking through the clouds the last few days It has proved as a reminder that attitude is all my choice. Sure, circumstances may sway my choice for a minute, but in reality, the choice is still mine. My choice is hope.

Hope in my Savior.
Hope that he will lift me.
Hope that he will get me out.
Hope that I will be okay.
Hope that everything else will be too.
Hope that I will be enough.
Hope that I will not fail.
Hope that I will not fear.
Hope that I will be better.
Hope that he will help.
Hope in sunlight.

Now, I’d like to shift the topic from me, to my friends who are having a hard time. Life isn’t easy. Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Life brings dark clouds. Life brings multiple feet of snow, Life brings harsh winds. Life brings gloomy rain. Life brings hale storms that will beat you down until you don’t think you can get up again, but I promise you, YOU CAN GET UP AGAIN. no matter your circumstances. 
I don’t know your circumstances and I have no right to say I do, however, I do know someone who does. I know someone who knows exactly what you have been through and who knows exactly how to get you to the other side. Although you may feel like you are alone in your suffering, our Savior, YOUR savior, is there for you. I know this because he was there for me. He sees your potential and he sees what you are capable of. He sees greatness in you. He wants to pull you up and help you out. His arms are ever outreached towards you. All you have to do is grasp his hand and hold on tight.
This is a talk that got me through one of my lowest moments last week. It now rests in the archives of “strength for difficult times.” I promise it is worth 16 minutes and 3 seconds.

“Whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions.” 

The Savior gives hope. Have hope in Him.

feel my sunlight

p.s. funny quote of the week: “teacher, I want my eyelids to look like your eyelids.” 

6 thoughts on “Hope in hard. Hope in Him.

  1. Sarah K. says:

    Lovely post, and it is wonderful to have you back! I love how faithful you are even when things are hard. I find it so inspiring how even when it's not easy, you always find that glimmer of sunlight. Thank you for sharing your light with us!



  2. WhitneySue says:

    Ahh Sarah you are so sweet and one of the coolest people I've never met.. haha Thank you so much! It's good to write again and it's even better with people like you reading and commenting. You rock!



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