It will all work out.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

For the past month and a half or so we have been way more stressed than we'd like to be, for various reasons, and we were coming to a point that we just did not know what else we could possibly do to help our situation get any better. (And let me just add that everything is perfect with my pregnancy and baby Finnley is doing great; that is one of the many things we have to be grateful for right now!) 

Cole's birthday was this past Sunday, so we decided to go on a little adventure for the afternoon to get away; both from the problems we're facing and from the heat of St. George! We went to a cute little town called Pine Valley that's only about 45 minutes from our house and it was just the escape we needed. 

We were also able to listen to several uplifting and inspiring messages via General Conference, which is put on by our church every 6 months. Click here to see all of the talks given and let me know if you have any questions!

One of my favorite talks was given by a woman named Neill F. Marriott and it's titled "Yielding Our Hearts to God." It stuck out to me in part due to the southern accent she had, but also because of overall message she was sharing. She said:

"My husband, children, and I chose this family motto: 'It will all work out.' Yet how can we say those words to one another when deep troubles come and answers aren’t readily available?"

Our family motto doesn’t say, 'It will all work out now.' It speaks of our hope in the eternal outcome—not necessarily of present results. Scripture says, 'Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good.' This doesn’t mean all things are good, but for the meek and faithful, things—both positive and negative—work together for good, and the timing is the Lord’s. We wait on Him, sometimes like Job in his suffering, knowing that God 'maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.' A meek heart accepts the trial and the waiting for that time of healing and wholeness to come."

I have come to adopt this as a personal motto and I'm hoping to find a cute printable of it on Pinterest sometime soon because it is so true! Life gets rough and we have trying times, but it won't be that way forever! I truly believe that things always work out if we put in a little work and do all that we can and put our faith in God to handle the rest and in the end we will have learned and grown so much.

Now it's time to enjoy some pictures of our Pine Valley adventure!

This trip and these recent experiences have taught me that faith in God, family and good friends can help you get through anything!