Tuesday, February 14, 2012

He'll Raise You Up

Lately I've been having some really hard times. I've had an injury for the past six months that has been hindering my progress in orchestra. It's been quite awful, actually. I've been in so much pain. I've been to different doctors, but I have an appointment tomorrow that should diagnose my problem.
The last three weeks, I've had a cold/bronchitis thing. We're not really sure what it is. I haven't been able to sleep well, and I've just felt horrible.
Due to lack of sleep, expectations, make-up work from being sick from school, etc., I've been kind of depressed lately. But, I just had this thought keep coming back to my mind, "I should ask for a blessing about my shoulder before the appointment tomorrow." Every time I would blow it off, It would return. Finally, I realized that this thought was a prompting that I needed to get a blessing. So, I asked my dad, and he called the home teacher, who agreed to come over.
Meanwhile, I'm just becoming more and more emotional from a billion different factors, mainly from lack of sleep. I just felt so horrible, and i was just afraid. I sheepishly admit that I wanted to have dad call the home teacher and ask him not to come because I was afraid I would start crying in front of him after/during the blessing. But, I knew I would look more foolish by canceling.
So, our home teacher came over, and I received a priesthood blessing. And I am so glad I did. The words of my blessing were the perfect words to help me feel God's love for me as I'm struggling right now. And I was promised that I would be able to play viola again. What a promise that is. I'm so grateful that I will be able to play again.
I'm so grateful for the priesthood. It has blessed my life in more ways than I could probably ever imagine. I'm so grateful for my Heavenly Father who loves me more than I could ever know, and whose light is visible, even when darkness is closing in on me.

This reminds me of one of my favorite songs, You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban). This song is so inspirational to me because it tells of how Jesus strengthens us when we are weak, and how He catches us when we are falling.


To learn more about the Priesthood, click here.

To learn more about God's love, click here. 


  1. Did u find out was wrong with u?? Let me know I have had some similar sympomtoms just would like to email u!! Loved your post by the way!!

  2. Please email me if you want! You can find my email address on my "Contact" page at the top, but here is my email anyway to make it easier: lifeofamormonteen@yahoo.com. They diagnosed me with Scheuerman's Kyphosis. I'm going to have to be in a back brace for 6-12 months.
    And, thanks! I really appreciate it!

  3. I have also found much comfort in this song and think of the Savior each time I hear it. He really does raise us up, and those Priesthood blessings are incredible avenues for this... Good for you for asking for one! :D

  4. Thank you Corine! This is one of my favorite songs ever! I'm glad you like it too!


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