Thursday, August 30, 2012

There's Help!

When the Lord explains to the Brother of Jared that he needs to build barges and cross the waters to reach the Promised Land he also tells him that "ye cannot cross this great deep save I prepare you against the waves of the sea" (Ether 2:25). When we look at Jared and his brother's journey through the wilderness as a metaphor of our own journey through the wilderness of telestial life, we realize that we, likewise, cannot make the journey unless the Lord prepares us to withstand the adversity we will encounter.

Taking the metaphor one step further, we realize that we can't Live in Truth without the Lord's help. He will guide us to recognize Truth, to identify and stick to the verity (the Truth) of any situation, and to understand how to deal with the Truth. We can't do it alone and if we are trying to do it alone, we will fail.

God wants us to succeed. He wants us to make the journey through life and reach our Promised Land, the celestial kingdom. And, most importantly, He will help us daily to Live in Truth if we turn to Him.


Megan said...

Sherrie, I know you have been writing just for me this week! Thank you for listening to the Spirit and sending your sweet messages out into the world!!

Wendi said...

I'm so thankful for the help I receive from Heavenly Father each day. And I know the Savior's Atonement is real. They have helped me to make so much progress this year. I'm also thankful for all that I've learned from you about Living in Truth. :)