One of my favorite courses I took in college was “World Religions.” I loved learning about so many different faiths and beliefs. It was, and still is, crazy interesting to me. I love talking to anyone and everyone about their beliefs and sharing mine.
My faith truly helps me daily, through the highs and lows of living with an autoimmune disease. Each day, I carve out a little time to find and feel spiritual comfort, strength, and guidance.
My daily spiritual practice includes prayer and scripture study. Both prayer and scripture study bring an increase of peace in my life. Living with an autoimmune disease is tough, and sometimes the symptoms are overwhelming. As I pray and study, I feel a calmness as I remember what is truly important in this life.
As I study my scriptures, the daily stress of living with an autoimmune disease decreases. I remember that I have a loving Father in Heaven who is always there for me no matter what I am experiencing. He blessed me with the experience of having an autoimmune disease to give me the opportunity to learn and grow. I have the opportunity to draw closer to Him as I struggle. I am grateful to know that I can lean on Him for support and guidance.
My daily spiritual practice helps me remember that I do not have to be perfect; that I have a loving Savior who helps me be more than I could be on my own. I am filled with gratitude for my loving Savior who understands the trials I am going through, even when I feel like no one else does. In Him there is light, comfort, and peace.
“How you deal with life’s trials is part of the development of your faith. Strength comes when you remember that you have a divine nature, an inheritance of infinite worth.”
-Russell M Nelson
“Gaze upward. Look inward. Reach outward. Press forward.”
-Thomas S Monson
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