I know that now is the time for me to heal, to rise from the dust, to make mends, and to be patient.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a fury. We find ourselves asking God "why"? We find ourselves aching with no one to understand.
I've been pondering a lot about temples and the symbols they represent. Here are some articles that have really helped me grow recently:
My favorite quote:
"I think it is a wonderful symbolic reminder that when we come across trials like the fire, they can burn us down and we are destroyed, but there is that parallel in my life, too, of building up from the ashes,” Provo resident Serena Maxwell said.
I know that despite our trials and the destruction caused by our weaknesses and sin, God allows us to build from rock bottom. He wants us to become better, and He often gives us trials to help us realize what we want. He patiently watches as we are brought to our knees. He waits for us to come to him with broken hearts and contrite spirits. I take that "broken heart" part quite literally now that I think about it.
There are no words to express the pains, inadequacies, and feelings that come with a broken heart.
I am grateful for the present pains that come from being broken. I am grateful for pain, for setbacks, and for losing people you love dearly.
Here are some of my FAVORITE parts from this article:
Here's to new beginnings, to hope, and to faith.
Here's to being royal, loyal, and kind.
Here's to love.