Friday, September 17, 2010


2 Nephi 32:5   John 14:26-27   1 Corinthians 2:9

I have some Big Decisions looming on the horizon, and I have to admit that I have been fearful and emotional lately.  The Lord knows the secret feelings of my heart, and so He whispered words of comfort to my soul:

The Holy Ghost..."will show unto you all things what you should do."

How wonderful that Heavenly Father wants me to know that I don't have to make these decisions on my own.  I don't have to rely on my own understanding.  I don't have to worry that my fears and insecurities will cloud my judgment.  I don't have to worry that my decision will have tragic consequences, because the Lord would never allow that.

Then, my study led me to John 14:26, but my eyes strayed further to the following verse, just as it did a few days ago.

"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."

Hush, child, everything will be all right.  There, there, I'm here, and I always will be.  I'll take you by the hand, and we'll face this storm together.  You are not alone.  Peace.

And finally, this promise:

"Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

I do love Him, and He knows how deeply I love Him.  Now it is time to turn my fears over to Him, having faith that my life is in His hands.  Come what may, there will be great blessings in store.


  1. Oddly enough, as I was reading this, I thought of the lesson I am going to teach in Gospel Doctrine two weeks from now. In Isaiah 25:8 it says, He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke (or reproach) of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.
    The teaching manual asks us to invoke the image of a parent wiping away the tears of a child and reminds us of the intimacy in this tender gesture. It obviously requires two people who love and trust each other deeply.

  2. I like that imagery. It reminded me of an incident when I was an 8-year old away at camp. We'd had a wonderful week, and our counselors were sharing nice stories with us our last night at camp. It made me think I'd miss them, and I started crying. I was embarrassed, so when they came to tell me good night, I turned away from them. I found out the next day that everyone had been crying, and the counselors were hugging everyone good-bye. Because I didn't have that trust that you mention, I missed out on that.

    Thanks for sharing a great example.