Happy Sabbath.

Today was a day to learn to trust the Lord and give Him the benefit of the doubt. He knows what He is doing. He’s in charge. He knows the way that His plan is supposed to work. 

Moses got all the way up to the Red Sea, and then the Israelites started to complain, saying that they would rather have died in Egypt because at least they would have had a grave. They doubted. They had seen so many miracles and knew the promises the Lord had made to take them to a better land. But they forgot, and they doubted.
13 ¶And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will ashew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
 14 The Lord shall afight for you, and ye shall hold your bpeace. (Exodus 14)
Who are we to doubt the Lord?
The benefit of doubt is that it is not meant to be permanent. Doubt has its small place. It can be replaced by faith. Faith is today and tomorrow. Faith is forever. Faith is eternal. Faith is for the future.
My dear friend Carmody Sagers passed away today. She was bright and strong, a disciple of Christ and one who found the beauty in small things like sunsets and butterflies. She taught me that every sunset is important. She taught me that every person is important. I love her as one of my closest friends; she will be remembered for her kindness and wisdom. She fought a very hard battle and liver failure proved to be too much. She passed peacefully to the other side, and instead of doubting the plan that the Lord has for her, I believe that she is okay now. One of my professors actually said that if she’s only 22, and God says that it’s time for her to go back to Him, then she learned everything she needed to learn in mortality. It means that she’s ready to live in the presence of God. She will never have to fight those battles against pain and sickness again. She “shall see them again no more for ever.” Thanks to the Atonement of Jesus Christ, Carmody will live again.
Even as Job so boldly declared, “yet in [her] flesh shall [she] see God.”
Let us not doubt the Lord, but forever be faithful and full of faith.