Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Words of Comfort

We had a nice holiday weekend, though our 4th held rather a modest level of celebration and zero fireworks. I'll post a pic from a cute BBQ we had with some friends yesterday, if somebody emails me a copy (hint...hint...=)).

Anyway. I had a day last week where I thought, "Life is pretty great. No problems--just happy mellow existing." As I opened my scriptures randomly to read a few verses aloud to Lo, my heart felt no great need of comfort--and yet I felt pleased to discover that comfort is exactly the feeling that washed over me as I read Helaman 22:13/Isaiah 60:21, the first verse that caught my eye. It promises: All thy children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of thy children. I know in my mind and heart that these words are Truth; Prophecy; Counsel; Command. What a gift from God to have these words. The interesting thing to me is that I did not think I needed comfort at the time that I started reading scripture. I did so in a sense of absent-minded duty. In fact, I felt pretty hunky dory before reading the verse. But how much better I felt afterward, not even realizing how much my happiness could increase until suddenly it did.

There might be people out there in the world who feel pretty great. They might be genuinely happy, just strolling through life without any great need of comfort. But I wish to reiterate that God always gives good gifts to them that ask, and there is always more good, more comfort, more peace to be had. So give it a try. Read some scripture TODAY.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

I love the words of Isaiah; thank you, Courtney!