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“You are doing the best you can, I see it.” -my inner voice (the spirit comforting me)

Often we can get wrapped up in our sorrows and pains from experiences we face. When we do we tend to feel thoughts of worry, fear, and sadness. It could last some time. More time than what we hope most of the time. 

I have gone through experiences that weigh on me. I overthink them and make them hurt from my thoughts more than I need to.

I can sit in silence thinking about the sorrow. I can cry. I can allow the sadness to stay too long. 

I have been allowing sadness from past experiences to work through me but I am working on trying to find more joy and love in my family and my daily experiences. 

A Good Reminder of The Healing Power of Prayer

I felt the spirit prompt a little while ago from an experience difficult to bear. I could hear the words, “Bri, I understand you are hurting. It’s completely understandable. Don’t rush it. You can take the time you need. Please know that Jesus Christ loves you and is aware of you. This pain is for only a small moment. You will have increased joy because of this. You are doing the best you can, I see it. I see you with so much joy in your heart. You are doing great.”

When I heard those words I felt so much joy and peace. Peace I was needing for some time. It was a great reminder of the joy our Father in Heaven desires for us to have. We will experience pain that will change us and grow us, but along the way we will find so much joy as well. 

I could see so much joy and change in my interactions with my family.

I have been wanting to listen intently more to their words and needs. 

I have been desiring for them to live to their best potential. 

I am wanting to connect and truly love each of them for who they are and who they are becoming.

Living With The Eye of Love

This morning as Dom, Ryen, and I were driving to swim lessons, Dom went to go fishing. In the car, Dom and I expressed our love and gratitude for one another. 

It truly brightened my heart. 

Moments like that are where I find joy in the middle of some sorrow. 

I love connecting with my husband. I loved that he was able to do something he loved while Ryen and I went swimming. I love that I was able to go swimming with Ryen and do something she loves. 

I love doing the things and encouraging my family to do the things they love. 

It really unites and connects us together when we are loving our lives and come together to love each other for our passions and dreams. 

As I was praying tonight, I shared these wonderful moments with my Father in Heaven. I love conversing with my Father because he knows the true intentions of my heart. 

I felt his embrace and love. 

You Are Doing Your Best

I loved that I could feel in my prayer all that I am doing to be the best me, the best wife, the best mother, and daughter by connecting and showing encouragement to all of God’s children. 

I know that I am in the midst of some grieving and regrowing but IT IS helping me grow and find joy in my blessings. 

My blessings have all come with a feeling of love. My growth as a human. My love for my husband and his growth. My love for my children and their growth. 

My love for the growth we are all doing and loving each other through it and for who we are. 

I love when Natatlie Clay says, “among all the feelings you choose to feel, love is the best.”

It’s so true. Heavenly Father knows we are experiencing pain. He knows we endure trials that are uncomfortable. Yet, when we choose love during those difficult times they become easier to bear and draw us closer to our Savior, Jesus Christ. 

In the wonderful talk by Elder Neil L. Anderson called “Wounded” from the 2018 General Conference he states so beautifully, 

“The Savior is our Good Samaritan,11 sent “to heal the brokenhearted.”12 He comes to us when others pass us by. With compassion, He places His healing balm on our wounds and binds them up. He carries us. He cares for us. He bids us, “Come unto me … and I shall heal [you].”13

“And [Jesus] shall … [suffer] pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; … that … he [might] take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people … [taking upon Himself our] infirmities, [being] filled with mercy.”1

Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish;

Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.

Here bring your wounded hearts; here tell your anguish.

Earth has no sorrow that heav’n cannot heal.15

At a time of enormous suffering, the Lord told the Prophet Joseph, “All these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.”16 How can painful wounds be for our good? In the crucible of earthly trials, patiently move forward, and the Savior’s healing power will bring you light, understanding, peace, and hope.17”

It’s worth it

Love is so powerful. It can heal a broken heart or the wounded. 

Jesus Christ to me, is the true definition of love. As I pray with Him daily I feel His love and presence. He is ever extending His hand with love and encouragement. 

He desires us to find the joy in all that we bear. 

It’s not always easy but the joy from our growth and learning is worth it.

This is a good letter to myself. I am doing the best I can, I can see it. I am doing my best to choose love as much as I can. It’s the best way to endure and grow. 

About Author

My name is Brianna Marshall. I was born in Dayton, Ohio into a Air Force family. We moved to Colorado Springs, CO when I was 5 years old and lived there till I moved off to College to Orem, Utah in 2007. I was raised into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I'm still actively practicing the same faith today. I graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelors in Communications. I was married to my husband Dom in 2010 in the San Diego Temple. Dom and I have two children, one a boy, named Ronen, and a girl, named Ryen. I have been in and out of teaching physical fitness for over 10 years. I love to run and weight lift most days of the week. I also love to do yoga at night to calm me down before bed. I have always had a love for baked goods. My mom made a great dessert every Sunday and made them upon request growing up. I have always been really well at expressing my thoughts and feelings. I love to express a lot of my spiritual feelings with friends and family. As a young girl, I worked really hard to have a great relationship with my Father in Heaven. I have felt His presence from the time I was 8 and currently still feel his love and desire for me to become closer to Him. I desire to be a missionary as well as help others understand His love for all of His children. I find that being friendly, understanding and being compassionate to everyone is the best example of His son, Jesus Christ. I strive to follow His teachings. I also stumble with all of it. I'm so grateful for the atonement and repentance when I'm in need of change of heart and a compassionate spirit. I find life to be so beautiful and I'm grateful everyday for the experiences I have. I am a wife, mother, daughter of God, writer, runner, baker, and an imperfect being striving to be the best me.

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  1. I love when Natatlie Clay says, “among all the feelings you choose to feel, love is the best.”
    Love is the most powerful feeling and it can do miracles in our lives.

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