She had read the For the Strength of Youth book, and she felt that it was all about rules. So I talked to her about safety and choices, and I used the words liberate and free and protect. I said, for instance, if a young woman keeps our standard not to drink alcohol or take drugs, she will never be a slave to those habits. The reporter started to nod her head when she understood that standards are not a fence to keep us in. Standards are what help us go out and function in a world full of choices.
We can contribute in this world and live happy, productive lives because we are protected. Sister Tanner: Sometimes we look at the difficulties youth face and have an immediate instead of a long-range vision. Parents and leaders who have lived standards are a great example. Those are promises being fulfilled in our lives.
Sister Dalton: Sometimes parents think a standard is a small thing. A standard is about understanding who you are as a son or daughter of God. And if you also follow up with your love, you can say the hard things. Sister Beck: I think we underestimate youth. I remember some conversations I had with a daughter about Sunday dress. I explained how I felt she should dress to attend sacrament meeting. I also taught her about the sacrament and bore my testimony about why we go to church.
It was done with love.
But very soon she adopted a more formal standard of dress for sacrament meeting. I was patient while she got her own confirmation. And she never went back to dressing the way she had before. Doctrine is eternal truth, set from before the foundation of the world.
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For the Strength of Youth states doctrine and standards probably clearer than any other resource. Leave this field empty. Thanks for compiling this list. Great idea! Sometimes a quick word of encouragement is all it takes to set your day right again :. Thanks So Much for the wonderfully encouraging scriptures. Thank you again I really needed that, And God bless you too! Juliana Patrick. Thank you so much for this. My husband is facing his second surgery and third hospital stay of the year with no sick time left at his work. So, these verses really speak to me right now. I appreciate it. Saying a prayer for you..
Today,I gave my life to Christ after reading this. I lost my dad ,and I lost my business. I was in huge debt since then. I live all sorts of immoral life. This words helped and make me look into my life. I want to melt in Gods words. I found peace in them. I will like to hear them everyday of my life. Since you have a healer, his name Jesus, Isaiah , take heart. Like wise me who lost mine two months ago, but he console my heart.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah We all live battling sin. Now, with Christ you will have His strength and victory over your struggles because He is with you. I pray you can remember that salvation has brought you into His Holy presence where we can turn to receive His mercy for all of our shortcomings and the gift of grace to stand. As we continually acknowledge His presence to enjoy Him, meditate on His Word that reveals Him we have everything we need.
I am rejoicing with you! Good words Peter, I always love reading your blog. I am 51 years old. I am in the age range where I spend significant time thinking and reading about and planning for retirement. I would like to write a blog about retirement and even that is a very broad subject when you stop to think that it affects every area of life. But, sometimes I think that there are already too many blogs already. What do you think? Thank you so much sharing your wisdom of the scriptures, this is one I live by: I hope you will consider adding it to you list.
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But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches and glory by Christ Jesus Philippians Many a times we may think we are left alone to live on our own but the fact is that the more we feel the pain and agony in our lives.. This is a great list. Thanks for sharing it. Personally this is my favorite verse when I need to find strength. For when I am weak, then I am strong. Thanks so much for the list! Very timely. So much to be thankful for but sometimes life gets us down.
Hopefully this will give hope to those of us to need a lift! Psalms 91 helps me through also. Thank you for the following scriptures that helps to strength my Faith. Many more blessings! Jesus I trust in you. This says a strong profession in faith. I find it hard to memorize scripture when in trouble. I have been through series of turbulent times and what keeps me going are wholesome stories in the bible demonstrating God at work. Christians need to visualize the personality of God in situations. Although I love the verses and I feel like printing them off for display at the dressing mirror.
I will be bookmarking as well, i currently going through a tough time the past three month from accident, transmission went out, another accident, and IRS. I am trying not to have a break down but keeping myself being positive without thinking negative on why i am going through this storm. This is helping me out alot thank you. I feel your pain Annette. Having a savior that we can rely on really helps to weather the storm — or storms — as the case may be.
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The Lord always.. His word says he will never leave us or forsake us. Asking why is self defeating, know that He always take care of us and after having these trials and tribulations, and believe me I have gone through them also, He rewards us so much in the end. Thanks Pat. Thank you for your words of encouragement and the verses that strengthen me through my life, I was so darken by tragedy and disappointments, the spirit certainly lead me to this page, please pray for me that I will continue to be strengthen in Jesus Christ my Lord.
I so love this…So encouraging…indeed, there is power in the Word of God!!! Psalms stood out to me when I call you answered me, you made me, you made me bold and stouthearted, I have gone through so much rejection this past year, but the Lord always strengthen me each day, when I look back over the year, I was not burn nor any sent of smoke left on me, God get the Glory. Thank you for this post. The verses that stood out for me the most are the ones about praising God. The bank is auctioning our home on November 3rd unless we can come up with what we owe.
Prayers for us please. Thank you, God Bless you. Thanks for sharing this list. Thank you very much! Thank you. Same to me. I was feeling so discouraged and overwhelmed…. God thank you for speaking to me and leading me to this post. Am now at peace. Thank you so much for this list of wonderful scriptures! Joshua Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
I have just completed hi School but it looks like my dad has given up on me and am now struggling with life.. I have tried to seek for God for my refuge but I think am not patient… please I need your prayers so that life can move on well to me…. Praying for you. God is your refuge seek him and he will show you the way. Peace be with you his peace he gives you. The lord is my refuge and fortress and in my god I will trust. I am out of work he is all I have and I thank him and wait. Thank you do much for these awesome verses you selected.
I meditated on them with tears in my eyes. The verse that really hit me is 1 Peter Lies have been told and I am facing forced retirement. As one who has allowed my career to identify who I am, I am so very lost. I am so very afraid. I am having panic attacks.
I know where I have fallen in my faith, in my church duties, in putting Him first. I have been ignoring his promptings to pursue my own desires, thinking there would always be time. Retirement would be a blessing, but then who am I? As all retirees, we will cut back on some things. But financially, we will be fine according to our investment guys. But then the doubts…will we really? Are they being honest? I know this is a trial I need to endure in order to get myself straight with our Heavenly Father. I am past retirement age so who knows how long I have?
And I knew retirement was inevitable. But how to stop the pain and fear….. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm Thanks Peter… I have been feeling so down and depressed… decided to Google for some passages about strength in times if troubles and stumbled upon your page… Thanks a lot. I came here tonight to find strength thru a financially hard several months.
This evening, I felt my heart sink when my husband looked at me and asked me questions about my inability to contribute to our household in the way that I always been able to, due to being unemployed. I could so use a little uplifting right now. I know resolution will come but days like this make it difficult to reflect on the bright side of things. I pray for continued strength for you and your family! I retired recently and know what you mean about that look.
God has been showing me to seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all other things shall be added unto me!! I pray this for you and your family. The evil one is getting us so focused on temporal things which are important , that we lose focus on who God is!
God is our provider! Our ever present help in times of trouble! Our Rock and our strong tower! His seed does not beg for bread! I feel you there Maranda, I resigned from my job to move to another state with my fiancee because of a better opportunity for him because he is self employed. This page about encouragement has really inspired me also. May God continue to bless you and your family. Keep your head up and continue trusting in God and his promises.
This has really encourage me. After i have faced one of the most embarrassing day, God has led me here. I am thankful. This is a huge help for me and your readers as we walk through this life. No matter what our situations are. We should always cling to His words. I really appreciate your post. Jeremiah Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.
They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark.
I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.
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A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy.
Out of this trust I live. When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.
A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one's suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother. So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours.