When Things Go Wrong

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 Poverty?

Poverty is a state of being poor. Being poor means having little or no means. Some say being poor is dirty and tiring. People who are experiencing this are full of sufferings. They say they are hopeless and they could never rise above the state of life they’re facing. They are afraid that their children might become heir to their poverty.

It’s hard to live in this world if you have been deprived of things necessarily for you to go on with your life especially if you have a family of your own. You are constantly in need. You necessitate for food so you can feed your family; you need money to pay your $20 rented old, tiny and wrecked house near the squatter’s area; you need medicine for your sick baby and you need clothing for your naked children.

Poverty is when you lack money and can’t provide the needs of your family. You can’t even buy a can of sardines or a big loaf of bread in the supermarket because the only money you have in your pocket is just enough to pay for the house you are renting. It is when you’re husband was fired in his job and since then cannot find a new or permanent job. And you as a wife and a mother need to find extra jobs like doing the laundry and cleaning the house of a rich neighbor that will pay you $20, collecting newspapers/magazines/bottles/cans in the garbage and then sell them to a junk shop or going to a relative or a friend to seek for assistance just to survive your family.

When you are in poverty, you suffer. You can’t sleep at night because of thinking how and where you can obtain the things your family needs. You can’t even remember when is the last time you have eaten a slice of pizza or drank a bottle of soda. And when you look at yourself in the mirror, you’ll realize that you look ten years older than your real age. You also feel sorry because you can’t send you’re little children to school because you don’t have the money to sustain their educational needs.

Isn’t sad to know that there are many families suffering because of poverty? It hurts to see young children walking on the streets barefooted begging for food. As years go by, the rate of poor families is surprisingly increasing. So the question is what are we going to do about this? Are we also experiencing this? Continue reading

Finding Peace In The Lord

In Matthew 11:28-30 It says..

28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”.

29 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls”

30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”

Whenver we have trials in our lives whether big or small, sometimes we find it very hard to deal with it. We don’t know how to solve it or how to get away from it. I have encountered a lot of trials in my life that sometimes it makes me weak and shrink but, everytime I think of Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifce that he have done for us, I feel strong. I always pray to the Lord to give me strength to move on with my life. I cried to him to give me the strength I need to face all the challenges my family is facing. I find peace and comfort to the Lord. He never left me. He will always be there for us as long as we remain obedient and righteous to him. He will make our burdens light. He knows what we feel, he knows the pain and sufferings we are going through because He has experienced it. Jesus took upon himself the pains, sicknesses, and infirmities of all people. He knows how to help us. In 1 Peter 5:7 It says, “Casting all your care upon him; for He careth for you”.

Let us not forget that the Lord will be there for us. We have to be faithful and righteous always and blessings will follow. He will bless us with comfort, understanding and with strength to bear up our burdens with ease. Remember that we are never alone. Jesus will not leave us comfortless….