Monday, August 4, 2014


“Be assured that there is a safe harbor. You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you. Your Heavenly Father—who knows when even a sparrow falls—knows of your heartache and suffering. He loves you and wants the best for you. Never doubt this. While He allows all of us to make choices that may not always be for our own or even others’ well-being, and while He does not always intervene in the course of events, He has promised the faithful peace even in their trials and tribulations.”
-Joseph B. Wirthlin

Jesus comforts us when He said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not 
as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” 

Draw close to the Lord Jesus Christ. He bears a special love for all those who suffer. He is 
the Son of God, an eternal king. In His mortal ministry He loved them and blessed them. His every word 
was one of compassion and encouragement. To the sick, He brought a healing balm. Those who yearned for hope, who yearned for a caring touch, received it from the hand of the King of Kings, the Creator of ocean, earth, and sky. Don't forget that you are stronger than you think. Your Heavenly Father, the Lord and Master of the universe, is your Creator. When I think of it, it makes my heart leap for joy. Our spirits are eternal, and eternal spirits have immeasurable capacity! Our Father in Heaven does not wish us to cower.

 He does not want us to wallow in our misery. He expects us to square our shoulders, roll up our sleeves, and overcome our challenges. As we overcome adversity in our lives, we will become stronger. Then we will be better able to help others—those who are working, in their turn, to find that safe harbor from the storms that rage about them. When we feel tossed by the storms of life and when the waves rise and the winds howl, on these occasions it would be natural for us to cry in our hearts, “Master, carest thou not that I perish?” When these times come, think back upon that day when the Savior awakened in the stern of the ship, rose up and rebuked the storm. “Peace, be still,” He said. At times we may be tempted to think the Savior is oblivious to our trials. In fact, the reverse is true; it is we who need to be awakened in our hearts to His teachings. Let us use our ingenuity, our strength, and our might to resolve our challenges. Lets do all we can do and then leave the rest to the Lord. 

In our own storms in life the Savior is our solace and our sanctuary. If we seek peace, we must come unto Him. He Himself spoke this eternal truth when He said, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” When our souls are anchored in the safe harbor of the Savior, we can proclaim as did Paul: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.” -2 Corinthians 4:8

Draw close to the Lord Jesus Christ. Be of good cheer. 
Keep the faith. Doubt not. The storms will one day be stilled. 

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