Many times in our lives we feel like we do not know where to turn to. It might be becuase of mistakes we have made in our lives or others peoples decisions, or it might just be trials that life brings. I have come to learn through experience and also from others experience in their lives, that when we are going through hard times thats is when we turn to our Savior. At times we feel like we can no longer continue forward we feel like we can no longer do it on our own. We all make mistakes in our lives sometimes some are worse then others. I have come to understand in my own life that when I made these mistakes I started to loose trust in my Savior Jesus Christ I began to feel like I could do it all on my own. At that very moment I would start to feel further and further away from my Savior. I began to trust in myself instead of trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ. In the scriptures we find so many expamples of people who are afflicted who have been warn down because of their past transgressions. I am always reminded about The story in the New Testament about the woman taken in adultery.
John 8: 3-12
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery ; and when they had set her in the midst,
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own consience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
As I think of the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ I think to myself "WOW" He has so much love for each and everyone of us. No matter what we have done no matter what has happened in our lives the Atonement of Jesus Christ is here for our use. He wants us to feel of His Mercy and Love, He wants us to know that He is there for us to heal our broken hearts. He is here to make us hole again! Let us always feel like we are steppin on Holy Ground. That Holy Ground is OUR SAVIOR it is His LOVE. Let us not look back on our lives and say " I could of always felt His hand" we can always feel His hand in our lives as long as we let Him.
I think we as human beings always need to be reminded that GOD WILL LIFT US UP in time of need, and everyday of our lives. I have come to learn on my mission that we need the Lord every minute of our lives. And he is there for us every minute of our lives. At times I have dwelt in my tribulations and afflictions and I have forgotten that He is there for me. I remember a few years ago I was going through a difficult time. I turned to my mom of course and she shared a scripture with me that I have never forgotten ever since. It has given me hope in many times of need. I have learned to trust in MY Savior Jesus Christ. He is my salvation he walks with me and sends his angels to bear me up.
Doctrine and Covenants 84:88
88 And whoso recieveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.
Elder Robert D. Hales taught:
Tests and trials are given to all of us. These mortal challenges allow us and our Heavenly Father to see
whether we will exercise our agency to follow His Son.
Yes, “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.Then, in the dawn of our increased faith and understanding, we arise and choose to wait upon the Lord, saying, “Thy will be done.”
"The Gospel provides great comfort, knowing that everything has a purpose"
Let us not give up on the Lord, His blessings are eternal. I invite you all to not give up, and if you feel like you cant go any further I promise you that HE IS THERE!
Many people think of peace as the absence of war. But we can feel peace even in times of war, and we can lack peace even when no war is raging. The mere absence of conflict is not enough to bring peace to our hearts. Peace comes through the gospel- through the Atonement of Jesus Chirst, the ministration of the Holy Ghost, and our own righteousness, sincere repentance, and diligent service. Even when the world is in turmoil all around you, you can recieve the blessings of inner peace.
The following words of the Savior teach us how we can experience the peace that the gospel brings:
"The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your rememberance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:26-27)
In the midst of that tribulation His followers would have peace in Him. In other words, even if all the world is crumbling around us, the promised Comforter will provide His peace as a result of true discipleship. Ultimate total peace will come, of course, because He overcame the world. But we can have His peace with us irrespective of the troubles of the world. Hispeace is that peace, that serenity, that comfort spoken to our hearts and minds by the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, as we strive to follow Him and keep His commandments.
“Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me” Doctorine and Covenants 19:23
When all else fails and you feel like your world is falling apart never forget to turn to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I invite you all to remember them, in your times of need may they give you a sense of peace. I know that they will comfort you in times when you need them the most.