Thursday, December 16, 2010

Finding Peace

"Be Not Afraid" by Greg Olsen

This has been a rough year. 

Not that things have been distressing in our home, or in our immediate family circle (That's actually been very good), but there has been loads of turmoil and despair in our extended families and among our friends and community.

I have no doubt that the Last Days are these days in which we are living!

In times such as these, I am finding less and less comfort in "the world" and have begun turning to the Savior more and more. These last few months, I have realized that HE is the only source of real HOPE left to us in these trying times. And if we don't look to HIM for help, comfort, and strength, we will never find it elsewhere.

Of course, I've heard statements like this all my life. And while I believed it was true, it's been in the midst of the pain all around me that I have finally seen the reality of the hope and help that comes in mighty power from the Savior Jesus Christ.

I testify that if we look to Him for peace and hope, we will find it!

I am continually praying for peace for our family and friends. I am doing all I can to help, but I feel so helpless! What can I actually do??? Then I remember that the true healer is Christ alone. And so, I also pray that our distressed loved-ones find HIM and the peace and love He offers so freely.

May the Lord bless all those we love so very much!!!


  1. I love your blog! Very uplifting! I have 10 kids and my sister has 11. Large families take a lot of work, but I LOVE it!

    Excellent post. I, too, feel the last days are here and the Second Coming isn't too far off. Lots of turmoil in the world.

    Keep writing!

  2. We've had a similar year. We have financial difficulties-but it's the pain and problems in our extended family that really reaffirmed this truth for me. They just got so lost in the world and while at first it all seemed fine (better than our life in fact) eventually it caught up to them and just shattered their lives and created SO much misery.

    I was so sheltered growing up I didn't understand the true horror of what wordly teachings can do. I'm grateful (obviously I wouldn't wish these hardships on the people experiencing them, far from it) to be given the opportunity to see the true cost of these teachings. It has given me clarity in what I want to teach my children.

  3. There is a lot of evil in this world. Our time as a foster family affirmed that to us. There are so many people who have no idea of what is Right or Wrong. Their decisions are made purely on desire and personal gratification, even to the point of loosing their children/family over their selfishness. It breaks my heart to think of all those children with parents who value money, drugs, or sex (often all three) over their own children/families. They are chasing after that which does not truly satisfy.

    My life has not been perfect, but belief in Christ's teachings and following His example has been my saving grace. Only through Him can I be happy! Only through obedience to His commandments and daily repentance can I return to live with my Father in Heaven. I am truly thankful in every way to have His gospel in my life.


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