Of late my thoughts have been turned to trust. In the last couple weeks of the semester, there was, of course, a mile-long list of tasks to accomplish before the break. On a clear, crisp Tuesday in the last week of classes, I was walking home from school, surprised at how calm I felt. A peace washed over me, I looked out at the south mountains, and I felt something. If I could put it into words: "Annie, don't worry. You will have the time, energy, and ability you need to accomplish every needful thing." I contemplated this. If any human had spoken to me those words, I'd have shrugged off their assurance with a still-skeptical "I know, I know." But when God speaks to your heart, you can trust Him. Completely, unabashedly, wholly. I felt a confidence and sureness that carried me through final projects and performances and papers and exams.
It brought to my mind the words of the Savior to his disciples, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you."
He gives us peace that the world cannot give us. With Him we can accomplish that which seems impossible.
I believe in Him and love Him and have felt His love inside me like a well of clear water. I know His atonement is real, and I trust Him.