Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Scripture: Faithful Friends

Mosiah 18:8-9

8 And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light;

9 Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—

In life there are tremendous trials, burdens, struggles and pain. These difficulties can overtake us and discourage us, and in His magnificent wisdom, the Lord will use those around us to build us up, to keep us afloat while the storm rages. There has been more than one instance in my life where the Lord has placed just the right people on either side to sustain me in my weakness. Perhaps that is the reason in which I feel the deep need to love, protect, keep up on, encourage and befriend those around me. One never knows when the Lord will need you to step in and be His arms, His help, His love, so I try to keep myself open to those promptings of when to be that listening ear or shoulder to cry on. I try to be the friend that has often been given me.

Today I give thanks for all those that have stood as my friend, my support during the storms of my life, who will continue to be so and I pray for the opportunity to be the same for you.

All My Love

Happy Sunday


Mandi said...

I know we aren't good friends, but I feel close to you through your blog. This was a great post.

StephieMae said...

I haven't been found lurking around your blog in several months but I just wanted to say that I love it. I always knew there were reasons as to why I love you so much...wait for's because we've been through similar experiences. I was in one of those 'ally' relationships and in way over my head at a young age. But thanks for sharing - it's always something that I feel can be hard to do. But so many benefit from it I believe. Anyways also I so know the Clarks! I haven't seen them since I moved from Utah but I knew they were living here now - somewhere. Aren't they amazing!? I miss Kari, such a doll!

Heather & Greg said...

I love it Marylin & as we have gone through this trial & others I can say I am so grateful for those who have bouyed me up during those storms & i do look forward to the opportunity to doing the same for someone else! Thanks for the sweet reminder!