Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Current Favorite Scriptures

It's been a hard day. But I'm so grateful for these scriptures that brought peace and comfort when I needed it.

Alma 26:35-37
35 Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.

36 Now if this is boasting, even so will I boast; for this is my life and my light, my joy and my salvation, and my redemption from everlasting wo. Yea, blessed is the name of my God, who has been mindful of this people, who are a branch of the tree of Israel, and has been lost from its body in a strange land; yea, I say, blessed be the name of my God, who has been mindful of us, wanderers in a strange land.

37 Now my brethren, we see that God is mindful of every bpeople, whatsoever land they may be in; yea, he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy, and my great thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God forever. Amen.

2nd Corinthians 4:8-9
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Sunday, September 25, 2011

An Eternal Perspective

I was thinking about how important it is to have an eternal perspective and what a gift that is to know that there is more to come after this life.
I think that focusing on that helps us to better deal with the challenges we face. Most people would not break the law if they absolutely knew they were going to be caught. Likewise a person who understood that they would be richly rewarded if they could just go through a series of hard things would do all the could to gain that reward.
I feel very blessed to have the faith I do and to have such hope in things to come. It helps me to endure and to focus on what is really important.