Friday, December 24, 2010

Praise Him

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.
Merry Christmas!
Praise Him.


  1. Hey Annie,
    I know we havent talked in a while. I just wanted to say i just read all ur posts and I just wanted to say I need more positive people in my life like you. I have had a rather tough year, and your words are truly inspiring. I don't follow blogs, but I definitely can't wait to see what you write next. You are definitely gifted.


  2. What a beautiful blog Annie!!!! Your faith and reverence make you so strong and good!