Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Insignificant and Hidden Deatils

I know that my Savior knows me in a very personal and real way. He knows how to succor, uplift, comfort, and sustain me. As I pour my heart and soul out in prayer, I know that he hears me and knows exactly how I feel. I have had personal and sacred experiences that have witnessed to me of such a truth.

But, what about all the other details of my life? What about the hidden details...the fears and struggles that I wrestle with in the private chambers of my soul, the ones that are so deep inside that they are not expressed or uttered in my prayers or conversations? Or what about the details of my life that are insignificant...the randomness that circles around inside of my head each day? Are the little things in my life that are so important to me, important to him as well?

The other day I opened up my scriptures and began to read. After two verses, I stopped reading and the tears began flowing. I couldn't believe what I had just read. I kept reading to find out how this verse fit in to the rest of the chapter...but it didn't. In fact, I realized that my bookmark had been moved and I wasn't even reading in the right spot. It was a very random verse. So random, that if I didn't know better, I would think that it had been stuck in there just for me to read at that very moment. I know that in that single verse, which may seem very insignificant to anybody else, the Lord had spoken directly to me. He had spoken to one of those private chambers of my heart. But he hadn't just openly told me what I needed to hear, he did it in a way that only I would understand...a very personal, tender, and miraculous way. I can now say for sure that the Lord is not only aware of the unexpressed prayers of my heart, but he is also aware of the insignificant details of my life...

...and yes, they are important to him as well.

1 comment:

Melanie Anne said...

Melissan, Thank you for sharing that testimony of scripture reading and God's love and care of us His children. What a sweet reminder! I just love you!!

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