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He will help us through our problems

Just realizing -- after an hour or so of lettering -- that this quote is almost exactly the same as one I lettered earlier. But who cares?

Lol, ok so this week I have for you a quote by Brad Wilcox, going along with our trials theme! 

Since I already covered this quote a bit once before, I'm going on a bit of a different spin in its short accompanying message this time around. 🤣

Do you know what to do if you get caught under ice?

Y'all, I'm getting some Breakthrough vibes here, but the only reason I know this is because, of course, we had a discussion with the young members in our family after watching the movie. 

If you have no clue what I'm talking with, chill for a sec - in this AWESOME CHRISTIAN MOVIE with Chrissy Metz, John Smith (Chrissy Metz character's son) is being a dumb teenage boy. He gets yelled at for playing on ice, and, uh oh, he falls into it. Obviously, there is so much more to the movie than that, but after my family saw it we talked about not playing on the ice and what to do if you get stuck.

The natural response when you're in freezing cold water is to, well, freak out. But that won't do you much good! Instead, you start to hyperventilate, lose your breath, and slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwly sink to the bottom of the lake.

But it's really not that hard to survive when you chill, get horizontal, and just kick your legs until you are level with the ice. 

Not saying this from experience, but someone had to have figured that out lol.

So you kick your legs, slide onto the safe ice, and are scarred for life and never do stupid things again. Yay!

And how does this relate to the gospel? Or this Brad Wilcox quote?

Alright, so sometimes when we're in an un ideal situation, we start to kick and scream at least metaphorically, freaking out under the ice. Like, "AAAAAAH THIS IS UNCOMFORTABLE!" and "AAAAAAH I SHOULDN'T EVER HAVE ANY TRIALS IN MY LIFE!" and "AAAAAAH PLEASE GET ME OUT OF HERE!" and I'm not saying that asking our Heavenly Father to help us in trials is bad -- you just want to do it the right way.

Our Father in Heaven is a fair, merciful, just and powerful loving God. He's not a fairy who's going to wave a magic wand and make everything terrible go away. (Or control someone's agency - that's not cool!)

Remember, the person who wanted everything to be controlled and perfect all the time is not Him... it's Satan... don't do it... anyways,

We have access to a much higher and holier way of help - the Atonement. 

If you just turn to Christ, and ask for the enabling power of the Atonement, and accept the situation you're in, stop resisting it, and pray through the whole thing, you are going to be helped through your trial in such a quicker and less painful way.

And it's not a perfect checkbox/recipe even though I did have to put it in a sentence to explain it. It's going to vary in every situation, but the way to is not to get lifted out by helicopter through the modern Red Sea, it's to be given the divine power and strength after all you can do to be able to swim to the other side.

I could go on and on about this amazing principle, but ofc I want to keep things short and sweet. If you have like five seconds, please follow my account on Pinterest. It would be so sweet if you could, and you'll be able to see all of my other awesome Latter-Day Saint resources.

And enjoy your friday!

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