Sunday Will Come

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Today is Good Friday. As I have contemplated the whole Easter season, my thoughts have turned to this day multiple times. The events surrounding the Crucifixion are humbling to me. I can't imagine what it would have been like to be at Christ's feet on this horrible day. It must have felt dark and overwhelmingly unbearable.

There have been times in my life when I have been weighed down with grief, anger, despair, and any combination of those feelings. In fact, just last summer I had one of the most difficult few months of my life up to that point. At the time it was very hard to explain why I was so consumed with this sense of dread and loss of hope. It was a combination of a lot of very stressful situations that all came up at the same point. I was lost. I was confused. I didn't know which way to turn. I was praying, studying my scriptures, pondering.... but I still couldn't shake this overwhelming discouragement.

One night as I sat stressing about all of the different things that were bothering me, I remembered a talk by Joseph B. Wirthlin. The talk is titled "Sunday Will Come" and I have loved it since the very first time I heard it.
"I think of how dark that Friday was when Christ was lifted up on the cross.
On that terrible Friday the earth shook and grew dark. Frightful storms lashed at the earth.
Those evil men who sought His life rejoiced. Now that Jesus was no more, surely those who followed Him would disperse. On that day they stood triumphant....
On that Friday the Savior of mankind was humiliated and bruised, abused and reviled.
It was a Friday filled with devastating, consuming sorrow that gnawed at the souls of those who loved and honored the Son of God.
I think that of all the days since the beginning of this world’s history, that Friday was the darkest."
Although my trials were nothing compared to that day, I knew that Christ had been there before me. He has suffered. My darkest hours were nothing in comparison to His, but they still mattered. He still understood my struggles and He knew I was having a hard time with everything.

Throughout it all, I knew that my life was in the Lord's hands. In fact, I felt and KNEW that He had a plan for me and my family. I wasn't struggling with turning my life over to Him, but I was struggling not knowing how He was going to make everything work out. I had complete faith in Him, but I wanted to know what was going to happen. I did trust Him, but I wanted to know the plan. I'm a planner, a list maker, an analyzer - I couldn't let go and take one step at a time into the dark. It was hard for me.
"But the doom of that day did not endure.
The despair did not linger because on Sunday, the resurrected Lord burst the bonds of death. He ascended from the grave and appeared gloriously triumphant as the Savior of all mankind."
Just as the doom of that dark day did not remain, the despair of those few months was fleeting. Things worked out in a way I never could have imagined - and exactly how they were supposed to. Christ's plan was far better than any plan I ever could have made. The hopelessness was lifted and light replaced the darkness.
"Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays.
But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come.
No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come."
I often think about those words and I am always surrounded by peace. Sunday will come. Because I love this talk so much, I decided to make a printable for my mirror. I am attaching it here for you to use as well. I hope that these words will fill you with comfort and give you hope for brighter days when the world around you seems a little dark. Maybe, just maybe, I can learn to be content with one step into the light at a time - trusting He will guide my every footstep.

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