The things we don't know—the who, the when, and the why of our worst fears—must not be permitted to overshadow the things that we do know. Psalm 91 has given solace to many during this time. While there may be “terror by night” and “destruction that wasteth at noon day,” our faith can conquer our fear. Christ is at the heart of our courage.
The most sanctifying prayers I have experienced are usually when I just stop, go to my knees, clear out my vocal chords, and seek my Father in Heaven. I start out sort of venting, but eventually I quiet down a little and my soul settles. I feel myself sink into a kind of listening, waiting attitude.
Looking for and recognizing the Savior’s hand in my life has helped my love for Him increase. I still have weak moments all the time, but I know that if I stand with Christ and pray for His grace each day, He will show me the way through. And that is good enough.
A few months ago I was looking for a way to teach my two oldest daughters how important it is to have a good attitude and make good choices. I decided to use an object lesson to allow them to see how quickly good choices and actions add up to create a positive impact on their day and overall attitude.