We often ask ourselves, why our lives take a turn for the worse even if we were trying to live the gospel. We keep on doing the things according to God, but still, we find ourselves in deep water sometimes.
I too, have felt the same feeling of being alone and empty in my life and keep on asking myself the same question during the time of deepest trials my family has faced. But, I’ve never losed my faith, trust and hope to the Lord. I’ve continued to do what is right having a positive attitude that someday my family will overcome the trials given by God.
I know that if we continue to obey the Lord’s commandments, our lives will be blessed. The Lord will always be there to help us in times of our deepest trials and afflictions. He has carried me and made my burden light.
The scriptures says, “Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith” (Mosiah 23:22). Let us put our trust in the Lord for He will deliver us out of our trials, our troubles and our afflictions, and we shall be lifted up in the last day (Ether 6:5, 11-12)
Let us always have patience in facing our afflictions, having a firm hope that one day we shall rest from all our afflictions.
What is Love? If you’re going to look in the dictionary the definition for love is a strong feeling of affection especially to one of the opposite sex. But what is the real meaning of love? Love is a feeling. Everyone can feel love. It is a feeling of a deep devotion, care, concern and affection.
Now the question would be, is there love around us? Does everyone show and feel their love towards us? Love for God and fellow men is a characteristic of disciples/followers of Jesus Christ. We show our love to God by obeying his commandments and serving our fellowmen. Love can be expressed through sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to others, helping those who are in need, serving others, being kind to everyone, comforting those who needs comfort, praying for the sick and the needy, mourning with those who mourn and being a good friend to everyone.
When there is love among us we can feel it. Peace follows love. Love can heal the wounds and pain of the people and the world. If only there is love to all mankind then the whole world will be peaceful. Love should dwell in our hearts in order to obtain peace. When there is love the envying, pride, strife, oppression, tumults, whoredoms, lyings, murders and any manner of lasciviousness will cease then surely the world would be a better place to live in. There could not be a happier people among all the people created by God if our world will live in peace.
Our love for those around us will increase more when we remember that we are all children of our Heavenly Father. We are his sons and daughters and he loves us so much. Let us all come unto Jesus Christ together! Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ’s love for us will never cease. Let the love of the Lord dwell in our hearts. Remember that we can find peace in the Lord. Let love revolve around us! Cease from sin then all will live in love and peace!