"But behold, I, Jacob would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction."
I like this scripture, because the message seems to be... hey, hang in there, and trust me (God), because I am on your side. :) I like that idea of God consoling us and pleading our cause... it is a very comforting thought, and quiets those nerves that you get when you feel like the world is conspiring against you, or you're stuck with no way out. ... Of course, to get these promises, we have to be pure in heart. We have to be firm in mind, and pray with exceeding faith. I think that those are pretty fair requests for such an amazing promise. :) Today, let's work on making our hearts pure... get rid of those irritating impurities that make us paranoid or jealous or insensitive to someone else's situation. Let's work on being firm in mind... not letting those stray thoughts of disobedience take root. And let's pray with exceeding faith, trusting that God will stand with us... always.