"Throughout our lives, whether in times of darkness, challenge, sorrow, or sin, we may feel the Holy Ghost reminding us that we are truly sons and daughters of a caring Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we may hunger for the sacred blessings that only He can provide."~Robert D. Hales, "Coming to Ourselves: The Sacrament, the Temple, and Sacrifice in Service"
Sometimes, I struggle to remember where I came from. I can't remember anything before I came here. As a matter of fact, I can't remember much of my childhood once I was here. I wish I had memories of before. It would be so much easier to know rather than to forget and to need to have faith. I might not remember those times in my life before, but the spirit has whispered to me that, like Jeremiah, I lived before I came here.
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
I know that He created me and that He knows who I am. I know that He knows my name and my needs. I am truly His daughter. I have learned to turn toward Him in my life and to trust that He will bless me and sustain me in all things. Sometimes, for a short time, I forget who I am, and the Holy Ghost gently whispers reminders to my heart through the scriptures that I read. I sense His presence in the world all around me and I know His love through the blessings that I receive each and every day.
There are many struggles and trials in life. We are here to learn and grow after all. But this I know. . He Lives, He loves me, He will answer my prayers.
And right now, that is enough.