Thursday, December 2, 2010

Come What May & Love It

As we each progress throughout mortality, we encounter heartache, remorse, pain and all the many diversities of suffering known to man. Some live with the damaging effects of others, some with the death of loved ones, others with deabilitating sicknesses and yet others with a soul burdened by sin. WHATEVER we encounter in this life, there is One who has overcome all things so that we, you and I, do not have to live with the lasting consequences of this life if we turn to Him who can heal ALL wounds. Jesus Christ does live, He does care and He has overcome the world. Find Him and you will find relief.

May we all take the advice given by the Lord
to a prophet who struggled in his day of trial

From the 122 section of the Doctrine and Covenants:

5If thou art called to pass through tribulation; if thou art in perils among false brethren; if thou art in perils among robbers; if thou art in perils by land or by sea;

6If thou art accused with all manner of false accusations; if thine enemies fall upon thee; if they tear thee from the society of thy father and mother and brethren and sisters; and if with a drawn sword thine enemies tear thee from the bosom of thy wife, and of thine offspring, and thine elder son, although but six years of age, shall cling to thy garments, and shall say, My father, my father, why can’t you stay with us? O, my father, what are the men going to do with you? and if then he shall be thrust from thee by the sword, and thou be dragged to prison, and thine enemies prowl around thee like wolves for the blood of the lamb;

7And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.
8The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?

9Therefore, hold on thy way, and the priesthood shall remain with thee; for their bounds are set, they cannot pass. Thy days are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less; therefore, fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever.

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