I am excited to feature the amazing Haley Kjar, someone I have admired for a long time now. I stumbled across her instagram account a few years ago, and was immediately captivated by the beautiful pictures she captured of her family, and even more than that–the love she reflected in ever word and thought. Haley is a woman with great depth, great faith, and great love, and you can’t help but feel that in her writing. She always manages to uplift and encourage me to be a better mother, wife, and mom by the way she loves all those around her, and the very way she lives and tries to be the best person she can. You will love her thoughts on finding answers.
Haley is one of our featured women in our Finding your Answers Series! It’s a special month–all month long we will be posting thoughts from inspiring women about finding answers from God as they live their life in faith. Find more about this series here.
When I think of times I’ve sought out clarity and answers to questions throughout my life, my heart is flooded with emotions. First and foremost, the love I have felt from my Heavenly Parents and Savior is poignant. Time and time again I have reached out and they have grabbed my hand. There is such a unique peace that comes from communion with God—whether it’s my simple day to day prayers, or the heavy, life-altering decisions and questions that I’ve sought assistance for.
There is also some anxiety that creeps in as I remember moments when I have felt I needed an answer right then and it wasn’t coming. Lately I’ve been seeking clarity for some things that are very personal and dear to my heart, and I still don’t have the answers. Doubts masquerade as logic. Thoughts of inadequacy or unworthiness have clouded my mind and heart. Trials inevitably come and distract me. And that is when I have to dig deep in the foundation I’ve found in Christ’s Gospel and Atonement. Continueing to reach out to Him when life’s storms make my view hazy—because in my heart I know He’s there waiting to help me! And you!
I have to ask myself, am I going to let life’s wind storms fan my flame of faith, or blow it out? It can be beyond overwhelming at times…but I need to remember to take it one day at a time. And be patient with myself and my God. Today I’m going to try my very best to fan my faith, because the bigger that flame gets, the more Light comes into my life. His Light. I’m forever grateful to continually receive answers to prayers, but I’m still waiting on some. Until then, I’ll let this powerful verse, that an inspired friend shared with me, keep working in my heart: “Therefore, dearly beloved…let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.” D&C 23:17