lately

I’ve been thinking a lot lately..uh oh..and I am just so thankful for the gospel. my life has hit quite a few big bumps in the last year. if I didn’t have the gospel I don’t know what would have happened or how I would have reacted.
I know that having the knowledge I do and especially being able to go to the temple helps me so much. there are a few times where I know I would have strayed from the straight and narrow, and I would’ve strayed far. if I wasn’t temple worthy, I can guarantee that I would have done those things, but knowing that I could go to the Lord’s house at any time is what saved me from doing those things. it was a personal struggle on top of all the other things that were going on. I am just so grateful for my friends both the ones who are members and the ones who aren’t. I can honestly say that I don’t know where I would be without them.
lately, i feel like I’m coming undone. I don’t know why or what triggered it. I’ve been so happy and grateful. but recently I just am not feeling that way. I’m more emotionally unstable and my eating problems are coming back, not too much, but they’re there. I haven’t had those problems in almost a year. I don’t know what is triggering these feelings and thoughts, but I just know that I have to push through. I make sure to tell someone, so obviously, i decided to tell hamilton and he doesn’t really know what to do, but he knows, so he can talk to me about it and see how I’m really doing.
the gospel can help us overcome anything and everything. I know that these trials and hard times are tests. it is Heavenly Father’s way of testing me and telling me that I need to do some growing. I can’t get lazy with scripture study and daily prayer. which I most definitely have lately. that’s the way it works. as soon as I stop doing what I need to be doing, I hit a trial, hard. not always, sometimes I hit trials when I’m doing everything I need to and when I’m trying my best. but Heavenly Father knows what He’s doing. His plan is always the best. and trials just happen to be part of that plan.
sometimes I just feel like I don’t know what to do or where to start to try and feel better. I don’t want to have to rely on someone else to make me feel better, and I don’t think I’ve ever really done that. I try to be independent, too independent. I shut down from everyone around me and don’t talk to anyone and it’s bad for me but also for my relationships. I get scared I don’t want my problems to be belittled or get told that they’re stupid. I’m scared of getting hurt. but I know it’s an irrational fear, most of the time. I need to let go of that and talk to people. I hurt myself by bottling everything up.

but anyways, I am so happy that this church is true, I know that it is! and it is not a place for perfect people, it is for imperfect people trying to better themselves. no one is perfect but we are trying and that’s what is important. I am so happy to have a loving Heavenly Father who loves me more than I could ever comprehend no matter what mistakes I may make. and I am so grateful and happy to have Jesus Christ as my savior. if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be able to repent and be forgiven. I wouldn’t be able to live with Heavenly Father again after this life.
I am so happy and grateful for the church leaders that help me and are so willing to do anything to help me with anything that may be going on.


xoxo,

Jacquelyn

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