Saturday, April 27, 2019

D&C 78:18-19 -- On Trying to Bear All Things

"And ye cannot bear all things now; nevertheless, be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours.
And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more."
Doctrine and Covenants 78:18-19

I like these verses because they seem kind of like a back-to-basics reminder.  Sometimes things seem overwhelming, and the fact that God actually says "ye cannot bear all things now" kind of makes me feel better about the whole thing... that maybe we don't have to handle it all right now, but instead, for today, we can take a step back from trying to juggle it all, and narrow our focus to just what God asks here, which is to receive all things with thankfulness.  That seems to be a small enough task that we can work on it even on the most overwhelming days. :)

All the promises are cool... kingdom, blessings, riches, a hundred fold of stuff... :)  I think though that those are just kind of like extra encouragement.  The real blessing is when God says "be of good cheer, for I will lead you along."  ... And what a relief that is sometimes when we thought that everything was on us, and someone steps in to help, even if it is just moral support.  It makes all the difference.  And it is even better when it is God who is there to help, who, you know, can solve all of it. :)

Today, let's be thankful, especially for God's help in our lives right now.  Let's not get overwhelmed, but turn to God for some guidance. :)

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