Today is Sunday, I love Sundays! I guess it is because it truly is a day of rest. It is totally… a day to be with our family, to serve others and to go to church to recharge our spiritual batteries..yes, after 6 busy days of work and everything, it is nice to rest.
The lesson that I was taught today was actually from an article that I read, it was on Hope. I seem to write a lot about HOPE, maybe because that is an attribute that I try to have… because when I have had that attribute, life seems good and one that I can survive. If I lose HOPE and FAITH, then everything looks too hard and hopeless.
So I will share with you part of this article tonight as a reminder that we all need more HOPE in our life, we need to hang in there, to find out what we are to learn from the tests and trials that we are faced with in our lives.
YEs, HOPE is important and vital for a Happy Life!
My brothers and sisters, today, as we look at the world around us, we are faced with problems which are serious and of great concern to us. The world seems to have slipped from the moorings of safety and drifted from the harbor of peace.
Permissiveness, immorality, pornography, dishonestly, and a host of other ills cause many to be tossed about on a sea of sin and crushed on the jagged reefs of lost opportunities, forfeited blessings, and shattered dreams.
My counsel for all of us is to look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what Its beacon light can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. The lighthouse of the Lord sends forth signals readily recognized and never failing.
I love the words found in Psalms: “ The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust;…I will call upon the Lord…so [ I shall ] be saved from mine enemies ~ Thomas S. Monson Ensign, May 2010
“Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
“True hope dwells on the possible, even when life seems to be a plot written by someone who wants to see how much adversity we can overcome.
True hope responds to the real world, to real life; it is an active effort.” ~ Walter Anderson