Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Pleasant Thought.

I said I would have a happy blog soon. I just read this on the LDS.org website. It is truly inspired. :) President Monson said this.

Youth Gems - 20 January 2009

Adversity

Mortality is a period of testing, a time to prove ourselves worthy to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. In order to be tested, we must sometimes face challenges and difficulties. At times there appears to be no light at the tunnel’s end—no dawn to break the night’s darkness. We feel surrounded by the pain of broken hearts, the disappointment of shattered dreams, and the despair of vanished hopes. We join in uttering the biblical plea “Is there no balm in Gilead?”6 We are inclined to view our own personal misfortunes through the distorted prism of pessimism. We feel abandoned, heartbroken, alone. If you find yourself in such a situation, I plead with you to turn to our Heavenly Father in faith. He will lift you and guide you. He will not always take your afflictions from you, but He will comfort and lead you with love through whatever storm you face.

Thomas S. Monson, “Looking Back and Moving Forward,” Ensign, May 2008, 87–90

Topics: Adversity

I am already feeling better. :)

2 comments:

Kori Dawn said...

becca this was amazing.....and i hope you feel better soon!!!! i love you!!!!

Kent Dodds said...

You feel better because you looked to the gospel and the Savior for relief. And some people wonder why we go to such great lengths to do missionary work...