But what she shared in those 15 minutes was something I needed to hear.
First of all she asked us some questions and had us raise our hands. She wanted to get to know us a little better she said. How many of you are or were temple workers? How many are single sisters who've never married? How many are widows? How many of you have children? Were a few of the questions.
She then went on to say that each one of us are going through a unique journey. No two of us have had the exact same experiences. And while we can talk to one another about our experiences and our journey no one can truly and fully understand what another has gone through(or is going through) because each set of experiences are so personal, so unique.
The reason for this unique and personal journey is so that (hopefully) we will learn to turn to the Lord.
That is where I got up and left but this is what I took away from that....
We can talk to one another and bear one another's burdens. And we should. But when all is said and done no one understands us the way the Lord can and does.
He has experienced everything.
All the anger.
All the guilt.
All the tears.
He has experienced them all.
And He understands.
Turn to Him.
He wants us to share all of that with Him. He can ease burdens. He may not take them away but He will ease them.
He not only understands all of those things listed above, He also understands...
All the laughter.
Every step forward.
All the joy.
All the peace.
And He can and will bring all of these into our lives if we can but understand.....
That He understands.