Ten years ago I had a prayer that I offered very often. “Please bless Jake to be safe at work.” Usually, after that part of my prayer the words would come, “Please help me to accept Thy will in my life.” This prayer was offered several times a day. I had a special blessing given to me in my youth, counseling me to ‘learn to accept God’s will in my life’. I took that counsel very seriously then and still do to this day. I continue to pray for it daily.
I had 10+ years of prayers to back my plea…”Help me to accept Thy will in my life”.
I continued to pray to be able to find God’s will in my life. I started to feel frustrated with the situation. I felt that I had done all I could do to figure it out, but nothing was happening. The feeling was overwhelming and at times it felt like a burden. As I neared the 10th anniversary of Jake’s death in January 2014, I asked Heavenly Father to allow the feeling to go away. I expressed to Him that I felt I had done all I could do. If there was nothing more for me to do, then I needed Him to bless me with peace to know that I had accomplished what He needed me to do and I could move on. Just three days after I offered that prayer I found a struggling widow on a closed Facebook LDS widow/widower’s group. I shared my blog post with her in the hopes that it could help her find her path to happiness.
I know that God has a plan for each one of us. I encourage you to search for His Will in your life and be willing to submit yourself to His Will. Submitting to His Will is not a passive thing as we are moral agents to act, and not to be acted upon. Have a true desire to accept what it is He is asking of you. God has provided us a way through the grace of Jesus Christ to be able to endure all of our trials. I have a strong testimony and know that to be true. With the hard things in our life many miraculous things come as well. Look for your miracles and find joy and peace in YOUR unique path. God loves you and believes in you.