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I have a testimony of what Richard G. Scott says here about prayer and peace. Sometimes life throws me a curve ball and I find myself standing there saying, “What am I supposed to do with this?” If I take my confusion and pain to Heavenly Father right away – if I stay humble and ask for help to trust His plan even when I don’t understand – I find that peace comes more quickly to me. If I get angry at God, He still helps me, but He has to get me beyond the rage and ranting I’m doing first. That can take a while sometimes. It’s not that God doesn’t want to give me peace, it’s that I won’t settle down to receive it. By choosing to be honest AND humble, I show my readiness to receive His peace.
Because He respects your agency, Father in Heaven will never force you to pray to Him. But as you exercise that agency and include Him in every aspect of your daily life, your heart will begin to fill with peace, buoyant peace. That peace will focus an eternal light on your struggles. It will help you to manage those challenges from an eternal perspective.