Wednesday, March 16, 2011

For my soul delighteth in the scriptures

"For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them"...and they are my source of comfort during trials.

Many times in my life I have been confused, lost, in need of help, but there seems to never be any source that can give me the help sufficient to support me. I have often wondered what can I do different to avoid these situations. The crazy thing is that I get the same answer everytime, I have prayed so many times for help, and I know God hears my prayers, I think He laughs and shakes His head saying Morgan Morgan Morgan, read your scriptures. I love Heavenly Father, no matter how many times I ask He still loves me and tells me what I need to do to be happy. Im gonna share a few scriptures that I ran into as I was going through one of these times.

17 Nevertheless, notwithstanding the great goodness of the Lord, in showing me his great and marvelous works, my heart exclaimeth: O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities.
18 I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the sins which do so easily beset me.

19 And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted.

20 My God hath been my support; he hath led me through mine afflictions in the wilderness; and he hath preserved me upon the waters of the great deep.
21 He hath filled me with his love, even unto the consuming of my flesh.

26 O then, if I have seen so great things, if the Lord in his condescension unto the children of men hath visited men in so much mercy, why should my heart weep and my soul linger in the valley of sorrow, and my flesh waste away, and my strength slacken, because of mine afflictions?

27 And why should I yield to sin, because of my flesh? Yea, why should I give way to temptations, that the evil one have place in my heart to destroy my peace and afflict my soul? Why am I angry because of mine enemy?
28 Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul.
2 Nephi 4

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