Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos

There is much around us today--these days--that focuses on fear, and gloom and all that is wrong in the world.  The price of everything is going up by leaps and bounds.  The job market is suffering a huge setback.  Home mortgages are being defaulted on.  People are rioting in the streets. Wars are breaking out in places all over the Mid-East.  Weather is going berserk.  The stock market keeps diving and so does our 401K or retirement fund. Greece is about to go financially belly-up, and the list grows.  An individual (or community, or nation, etc.) could get very caught up in the negative aspect of the world at large today.  And people are worried. 

That's why I want to share some quotes I recently found on Facebook.

"In this uncertain world, there are some things that never change: the perfect love of our Heavenly Father for each of us; the assurance that He is there and will always hear us; the existence of absolute, unchanging truths; the fact that there is a plan of happiness; the assurance that success in life is attained through faith in Jesus Christ and obedience to His teachings because of the redemptive power of His Atonement; the certainty of life after death; the reality that our condition there is set by how we live here. Whether one does or does not accept these truths does not alter their reality. They are the fundamental building blocks of a living testimony."

--Richard G. Scott
The link is below.

"The future of this world has long been declared; the final outcome between good and evil is already known.  There is absolutely no question as to who wins because the victory has already been posted on the scoreboard.  The only really strange thing in all of this is that we are still down here on the field trying to decide which team's jersey we want to wear!"  Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

I like such a positive focus point as these two great men have expressed.  I find great peace in trusting God especially when times get rough.


Bob said...

Great sentiments, PW. Always good to remind ourselves that we are not home; we're just passing through.

Pencil Writer said...

So true! And it amazes me that some people really do seem so unsure about "which jersey [they] want to wear." I've met so many wonderful people who just seem like they're wandering around without an anchor and they do things that put their lives (spiritual and temporal) in jeopardy in so many aspects. I really have thought for years--even when I was in a bit of a "wandering" mode myself that everyone really wants to know that Someone knows them and loves them, but they look in some very strange (to me) places to find what they are seeking. And our Heavenly Father is always there with His arm extended to each of us.