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Dear mom: What to do when life is dark and you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 19, 2014 11:18 p.m.

    Turn the lights on. Slow down.

  • SignsoftheTimes Apo, AE
    March 20, 2014 8:20 a.m.

    Being a man, I can say these tunnels are not unique to women. I've been in one for over three years now. Despite many prayers and hours of pondering and working to figure out what the next step should be in my career, no answers have come. Ever. I've done everything that one could or should do, but none of it has worked. The answers don't always come. I'm just working my tail off to create my own answers and I've learned that what I thought was true for the past 15 years of my life is just a facade.

  • Donna F Nampa, ID
    March 20, 2014 8:36 a.m.

    I love this quote about the tunnels we go through by Brad Wilcox in his talk "His Grace is Sufficient."
    "Grace is not a booster engine that kicks in once our fuel supply is exhausted. Rather, it is our constant energy source. It is not the light at the end of the tunnel, but the light that moves us through the tunnel. Grace is not achieved somewhere down the road. It is received right here and right now. . . . Seek Christ, and as you do, you will feel the enabling power and divine help we call His amazing grace." ~ Brad Wilcox

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    March 20, 2014 8:50 a.m.

    SignsoftheTimes - Your post is heartbreaking. I'm sad to hear about the tunnel that you have been stuck in.

    My husband and I were stuck in a tunnel together for many years and he has been stuck in a tunnel of job loss and unemployment more than once. We, too, prayed for answers and for relief and felt like we were being ignored. However, through many years of stress and disappointment, we have finally emerged on the other side of those painful tunnels. When it feels like the answers aren't coming, keep moving forward and doing what you know to be right. I can say without a doubt that the answers come . . . they just don't always come on OUR timetable.

    Best wishes to you.