Be Still, My Soul

Sometimes I feel that my life lacks the peace it greatly needs. I fill it with noise, whether through the TV or with my iPod. And lately, I feel like I am stressing about a lot of things like T.J.’s tuition or school, so I don’t take enough time to listen to the Spirit and feel the peace that the gospel can bring.

A couple nights ago for my scripture study, I decided to learn a little more about this and how I can do better.

I turned to 3 Nephi 11.  If you remember, this is when the people gathered together in Bountiful and discussed the coming of their Lord. They witnessed the prophesied signs and experienced the three days of darkness. Usually Heavenly Father speaks through messengers, such as Christ, the Holy Ghost, Angels, or prophets. But this time, because Christ was about to appear to the people of Nephi, he himself testified of Christ.

But when Heavenly Father spoke to them, they didn’t understand it. It took Him three times to actually get through to them.

There could be a number of reasons why the people did not understand the voice of Heavenly Father right away, but I think one reason is to show us that we must tune out the noises of the world and also, be actively listening for His voice.

Heavenly Father is always there for us. Sometimes I forget this. When my life is hectic and hard, I forget where to turn. But by placing all of our troubles and relying completely on the Lord, we can be blessed and feel the peace that the gospel brings.

I truly testify of this and invite you to seek for peace in your life through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You have a Heavenly Father who is there and who is listening.

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