Sunday, February 1, 2009

TENDER MERCIES

"Tender mercies of the Lord are real and that they do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence. Often, the Lord’s timing of His tender mercies helps us to both discern and acknowledge them."

"The Lord’s tender mercies are very personal and individualized blessings, strength, protection, assurances, guidance, loving-kindnesses, consolation, support, and spiritual gifts which we receive from and because of and through the Lord Jesus Christ."

"The simpleness, the sweetness, and the constancy of the tender mercies of the Lord will do much to fortify and protect us in the troubled times in which we do now and will yet live. When words cannot provide the solace we need or express the joy we feel, when it is simply futile to attempt to explain that which is unexplainable, when logic and reason cannot yield adequate understanding about the injustices and inequities of life, when mortal experience and evaluation are insufficient to produce a desired outcome, and when it seems that perhaps we are so totally alone, truly we are blessed by the tender mercies of the Lord and made mighty even unto the power of deliverance."
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Elder David A. Bednar

(you can read more of his TALK here)

8 comments:

LL said...

this was SUCH a great talk--I hear it refered to soo often. It seems it's been such a blessing to so many!
Thanks for sharing!

Jo Jo said...

I loved this talk! Thanks for the thought.

nanci said...

I count YOU as one of the many tender mercies in my life! Thanks for sharing this reminder of the Lord's love for us.

Christy said...

This is such a great talk!

Jenny said...

I've had those tender mercies working overtime in my life this weekend... so true.

Jane said...

Love that talk. I have had a few tender mercies this week. We really are so blessed, more than we realize.

Swimmingmom said...

LOVE THIS!!!! That was one of my all time favorite talks. So neat how it seems to speak to so many of us!

April said...

This is on my top ten list of favorites! I just love it! Thanks for sharing it!