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SMW 027: How to Feel God’s Love for You When You Feel Different from Others || Elisabeth Robinson

Elisabeth Robinson’s father died when she was a baby and she often found herself feeling like a “nobody” in the church because she would never be the bishop’s daughter. She is also half Japanese and half Brazillian and Elisabeth often felt she didn’t fit the “cookie cutter” mold of a Latter-day Saint.

Fortunately, Elisabeth grew up with a strong and faithful mother as well as church leaders who helped her to see that God had a placed for her and her covenants were what made her belong in the church.

In this interview, Elisabeth shares how she learned to ask Heavenly Father how he felt about her and took that infinite worth she felt to “change her story” and truly feel she has a place in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Journal Questions

Even if you’ve asked before, take some time to be still and asked Heavenly Father how He feels about you. The answer may be something you feel quickly or may come over time. Either way, record your answer in your journal.

 

Elisabeth shared how other people such as seminary teachers and bishops helped her feel included and not alone. Think of someone you know who may feel different from others. How can you help this person feel cared for and loved? Pray and ponder about ways you can help show her or him they are not alone.

 

One of the main messages that Elisabeth’s story illustrates is that when you know who you are and you take things one day at a time, you can change your story. What comes to your mind when you think about “changing your story?”  How can you let God guide you?

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