Sunday, November 23, 2008

HE WILL COMFORT AND LEAD YOU...

"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?” 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."
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Thomas S. Monson
(HIS talk)

11 comments:

ChefTom said...

Thanks for the Sunday thought.

Jane said...

Thanks for that! It is such a great reminder.

Nanci said...

Pres. Monson's words are the "balm of Gilead" to me. This is a wonderful quote.

Amy said...

thanks for the quote. I think I needed to read that tonight!!

LL said...

great quote, a love that picture! perfect.
Hope you're enjoying your sabbath.

April said...

That was just what I needed today!

Michelle said...

I love the picture, and the talk you quoted from pres monson. I have a very wonderful song about trials that I want to share on my blog but don't know how to post it or if I can even post a song. Music seems to help me get through tough times. You are amazing becky!!!

Jenny said...

Love this thought.
And I love that there IS a balm...
and it's available to everyone.

Schenewarks said...

Thank you!

Tina said...

I love this quote, soo true in EVERY way!! Had a big lessoned I learned this weekend, where I chose to have faith and trust in Heavenly Father, well I can honestly say, THERE is a light at the end of the tunnel...I have had many instances where I was reminded of such, but thank you for that. :)
Love you.
Tina

smart mama said...

thanks for that great reminder