So sometimes, like today, I pray when I'm feeling really down. I'm never quite sure what I'm going to say or if I will seek help. But, I just kneel down and pray. And sometimes, I don't feel much better if at all when I'm done. Like today. It was a sorrowful prayer full of pain. And at the end, I just felt drained. Exhausted and ready for sleep. But, I got up, and came out of my room. And I decided to put on some makeup in hopes to feel better and motivate myself from crying more. And that was probably about an hour ago. And you know what? I'm starting to feel better? But why? Well, here's my thought.
I truly believe that our Savior knows us best. Better then we know ourselves. So, I believe, that my Heavenly Father was truly listening to me as I poured out my heart to him with a heavy heart. I did not receive a warm embrace of comfort. I did not receive a random phone call from a friend or anything of that sort. But I believe my that my Lord knows me and guides me. He knows that doing makeup is not just a thing for me to do, to make myself look pretty, but that its therapeutic for me. It's a creative outlet. And guiding me to do this one simple thing, helped me feel better.
Now, you may be thinking, no. He did not lead you to put on makeup. That's something thats just in your routine. Well, no, it's not. I don't wear makeup everyday. And I was intentionally going to skip on it today. But, then "randomly" decided otherwise. Doing that simple task allowed me to not only feel better, but to realize that yes, my Savior was listening. He does care. He does love me. He does know me. And that's enough to keep me going for another day.
So, even when you don't know what to say in a prayer or maybe you don't even feel like praying. Just do it. Kneel down, humble yourself, and pray. And then pay attention to how your Heavenly Father will help you to feel better that day.
Pray. Just do it.