Sunday, February 9, 2014

Take His Yoke Upon You

It's late at night, I'm stressed out, I have tons of stuff to do, and I really need sleep. So, naturally, I write a blog post.

God has so many blessings set aside for each of us, but many of them are dependent upon us asking for them. And we have to ask the right way. Here's an example from real life. Today.

I have an important audition tomorrow that I've been worrying about. I'm on the verge of feeling prepared for it, but I've been stressing. So, this morning I prayed about it. The prayer went something like this:

"Please bless me that I will do well on my audition. Please help me to be at peace and to be calm. Help me to reach my goal."

Eh, not bad. But not good. I did feel more at peace, but I didn't necessarily feel more confident. But I kept praying and humbling myself throughout the day. This evening, I realized how I needed to word things, and accordingly prayed a bit differently:

"I can't do this by myself. I need thy help. Please help my to play my absolute best, and to be able to happily accept whatever the results are."

And now I feel much better. I feel more at peace AND confident. This morning, while I was praying, it was really hard to let go of my fear and negative emotions. I knew that I had to consciously give them over to Christ. The phrase "Take My yoke upon you" kept coming to my mind. I knew that He could help make my burden light. That's what the atonement is about. It's not always about sin, but for everyday problems. It took me awhile, but I was able to give up my fear and stress. It really took effort, but I felt SO relieved and wonderful once I gave the negative emotions to the Lord.

That being said, I'm stressed again now. Guess I need to keep working on it. But, that's okay. I'm mortal, and I'm learning. And it is so wonderful that I can use the atonement all the time.


  1. Thank you :) I needed to hear that :) my situation is rather different from yours, and I'm probably being irrational (whereas it's totally understandable for you to be stressing out), but we can both turn to Heavenly Father for peace and comfort :)

    <3 Marie-Rose

  2. I've been going through some stressful times, and that was exactly what I needed! Thank you so much! I need to just give it to Christ, and it will be okay.

    Thank you.

  3. I love how honest and upfront you are. It is so encouraging to hear that someone else struggles with controlling fears besides me. Your faith shines through this entire post! Thank you for being such a good example of how a daughter of God should act and for teaching us how to trust in God even when it is hard. You are amazing!


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