Thursday, June 17, 2010

Because I asked...

I'm sure one of my readers has experienced the beginning of a bad day. Sometimes it rolls out of nothing: the whole wake-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed syndrom. Other times, its justified by unrealistic expectations placed on oneself or another in authority. Its during these times we want to find the nearest exit equipped with automatic doors.

I was heading for the exit door this morning; the biggest reason being I have not let myself sleep long enough this week. Yet, as I paused for my morning study, I asked for some help--something to give me the motivation to press on and remember I was capable of doing all things as long as I had the help of the Lord.

I logged on to, for just a moment and watched this encouraging video.

Not only was this video encouraging, but it also reminded me of a strategy I used as a missionary in Brazil. Like Elder Holland, I used to envision myself as an older person encouraging my younger self. I like him used to say:

"Don't you quit! You keep walking! You keep trying! There is help and happiness ahead. Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come."

"Trust God and believe in good things to come"

For all that have bad days, there is help around the corner. Oftentimes all we need to do is veer quickly from the self-destructing exit door of self-pity and look towards the heavens to ask for help. We may feel uncapable, unworthy or unwilling.

Yet, there is help, "for with God all things are possible" (Mark 10:27).


Pri Rebicki Prestes said...

eu tbem fico frustada. Sinto muita MUITA falta da sister rebicki que era forte e tinha MUITA fé.
agora tudo parece ser mais dificil...

megnm said...

Tamra, wow is all I can say. I actually sit at your desk today to eat my lunch and I noticed these words. They definitely spoke to me as I too needed to hear this. The video though was really good and encouraging. I will keep these words with me as I continue with this journey. Thank you for sharing and thank you for always being so kind and helpful and encouraging :)

alainapaina said...

Thanks for this post, it's a great message!!! Awesome quote. Having an attitude like this is why you were such an awesome, upbeat mission companion. :)