God’s plan for you is beautiful and simple. He wants you to have joy and to become more like Him. That doesn’t mean He expects you to be perfect. He knows you won’t be. But He does expect that while you’re here on earth you try to the best of your ability to be more like Him and that you learn and grow from your mistakes. Each time you make a poor choice with painful consequences, that decision leads to unhappiness—sometimes immediately, sometimes much later. Likewise, choosing good eventually leads to happiness and helps you become more like Heavenly Father.
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Recently the people that I have been teaching have been going through a lot of adversity. Anything from family issues surrounding health problems, relationship troubles, or discord between family members. They all have been experiencing challenges that has been causing them pain in some degree.
My short message today I hope can highlight something that can relieve and strengthen anyone who is going through any type of struggle.
Turning to the Lord for comfort and strength is the only way for lasting relief. There is no bandage big enough or pill as potent as the Atonement of Jesus Christ to alleviate our pain and suffering in our trials.
A verse in the Book of Mormon explains this very well.
Taken from the seventh chapter, 33rd verse of Mosiah.
“33 But if ye will aturn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all bdiligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage.”
I know that this scripture is true and many other beautiful passages in the Book of Mormon that bring comfort and peace.
For a wonderful sermon given by a modern day Apostle about enduring our trials. Click here
I love this talk! I had the privilege of being invited to a Bible study last night hosted by our new acquaintance Nicole and her husband Kevin. The chapter of discussion was Romans 5. It was really great and the Spirit of the Lord was present as we discussed and bore our testimonies of Christ our Lord.
I remembered this talk given in General Conference a few years ago and wanted to share it with everyone.
I add my testimony to President Uchtdorf, I know that true hope comes from Christ and I say these things in His name even Jesus Christ, amen.