When we face mountains in our lives and tackle them, we are experiencing the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Isn't it comforting to know that we have an Older Brother on our side helping us make weak things become strong. Isn't it comforting to know that change is truly possible.
"And if men come unto me, I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them" (Ether 12:27).
Norman Vincent Peale shares the following in his book The Positive Power of Jesus Christ:
"When a weakness which dominates an individual, is subjected to a major corrective effort, that very emphasis often serves to substitute a strength like those great people described in scripture who 'out of weakness were made strong.'
A workman at my farm showed me a broken metal bar. He fitted the two ends together, then subjected the joint to intense heat in the process of welding so that, as he explained, 'the molecules flowed together in fusion.'
He told me that if he were to use a sledgehammer to hit the welded bar with force, it might break but most likely not at the point where it had been welded. He was telling me that the metal bar could become strongest at its hitherto weakest place.
A similar process of spiritual application can make a person stronger at the point of former weakness than in any other are of his nature."
May we not wait for change to CHANGE, but rather, choose to CHANGE despite what's going on around us.
I'm Alicia Banta
Lover of life.