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This has to be part of Recovery
By 3R's
7/26/2011 11:17:49 PM
Started the day with anger, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, having to chase away a few lustful thoughts. Had an argument with my father who has lost touch with reality (dementia setting it) and hung up feeling depressed. He is caring for my younger brother who is in the last days of his life. My dad refuses our help and blows up in anger at anything we say or do to help him. Well, I said a prayer and I felt the Lords words whispering in my mind - "All is well. Be at peace and all things will work to your good. Be faithful in all things entrusted to you. I am mindful of your brothers needs and your fathers."

It made me feel good inside. I found myself smiling and I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I also felt empowered. Imagine feeling energized without having to resort to a 5 Hour Energy or a can of Monster. No sultry thought either but a feeling of love towards all by brothers and sisters.

Slow start, bad day, Energetic finish, good day.

Very Grateful to my Savior and My Redeemer without which none of this would be possible.

Heard a great quote last Sunday during one of the talks-
Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall,
Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall,
All the Kings Horses and All The Kings Men
Couldn't Put Humpty Together Again--------But the KING Can. Even the King of Heaven and Earth. So, if you are feeling like a pile of broken and crushed egg shells, know this that the King can put you back together again. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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tender mercy    
"thank you for sharing a tender mercy with us, and you are absolutely right, this is a normal part of recovery. I pray for your family as you are experiencing the health decline of your father and brother. Keep praying as you interact with your dad that the spirit will be with you.

I know our Savior has picked me up many times, when I have felt crushed beyond repair, and put me back together one piece at a time and continues to each time I fall.
SO glad your day ended better than it started."
posted at 23:24:06 on July 26, 2011 by rachp


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"In recent years, as I have sung the hymns of the Atonement, it has been with an especially full heart—and also with full voice, when I can continue to sing—lines such as “How great thou art,” “I scarce can take it in,” “To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,” “I stand all amazed,” and “Oh, it is wonderful!”"

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987