Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Be of Good Cheer
This is my favorite picture of the Prophet and his counselors. They are such great examples of men who lean on the lord and experience happiness even through lifes trials.
These are my favorite parts from the prophets conference talk titled:
Be Of Good Cheer.
"It would be easy to become discouraged and cynical about the future—or even fearful of what might come—if we allowed ourselves to dwell only on that which is wrong in the world and in our lives. Today, however, I’d like us to turn our thoughts and our attitudes away from the troubles around us and to focus instead on our blessings as members of the Church.
None of us makes it through this life without problems and challenges—and sometimes tragedies and misfortunes. After all, in large part we are here to learn and grow from such events in our lives. We know that there are times when we will suffer, when we will grieve, and when we will be saddened.
However, we are told, “Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.”
How might we have joy in our lives, despite all that we may face? Again from the scriptures: “Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you.”
From the holy scriptures we read, “Behold, the righteous, the saints of the Holy One of Israel, they who have believed in Him, they who have endured the crosses of the world,they shall inherit the kingdom of God,and their joy shall be full forever.”
I testify to you that our promised blessings are beyond measure. Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments. There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us.
My beloved brothers and sisters, fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.I declare that God lives and that He hears and answers our prayers. His Son, Jesus Christ, is our Savior and our Redeemer. Heaven’s blessings await us."
The only reason why I don't feel pain anymore in my life is because I leaned on Christ and let the atonement take place. I testify that if we do that, he takes our pain away and turns it into joy. It's such an amazing feeling. I LOVED this talk. I know that If we focus on our blessings instead of the things that are wrong in our life, We will be SO much happier. My motto is I'm too blessed to be sad. Life is Beautiful!