*I used to write down my experience in a journal, but it became so overwhelming with all the ways God shows His hand in my life that I stopped. It was too much to write and I felt like it sounded crazy or superstitious. It’s not, God knows you and loves you. He has a plan for you. I can see evidence in the trajectory of my life starting at age three, even in my trials, especially in my trials. I couldn’t be the person I am now without them. I’m exactly the person I needed to be to go through what I’m going through now. It’s God’s plan, He’s in every detail of my life. He’s in every detail of yours, you might just not see it yet. ❤
Many of us have busy schedules, and it’s easy to overlook the evidence of God’s hand in our lives. President Eyring illustrates how taking the time to ponder our experiences helps us to recognize God’s blessings.
Take a moment to reflect on your previous day or week. What evidence do you see of God’s hand in your life or the lives of your loved ones?
16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.
I wrote down a few lines every day for years. I never missed a day no matter how tired I was or how early I would have to start the next day. Before I would write, I would ponder this question: “Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?” As I kept at it, something began to happen. As I would cast my mind over the day, I would see evidence of what God had done for one of us that I had not recognized in the busy moments of the day. As that happened, and it happened often, I realized that trying to remember had allowed God to show me what He had done.
More than gratitude began to grow in my heart. Testimony grew. I became ever more certain that our Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. I felt more gratitude for the softening and refining that come because of the Atonement of the Savior Jesus Christ. And I grew more confident that the Holy Ghost can bring all things to our remembrance—even things we did not notice or pay attention to when they happened.
President Henry B. Eyring