Friday, October 31, 2014

Alma 58

How good is the Lord to us?  I don’t think we could measure His goodness, but the scriptures are full of snippets that help us to understand it to a degree.  In Helaman’s letter to Moroni, he described a situation that was desperate with the odds really stacked against his soldiers.  The government had delayed in sending further provisions to the struggling men.  As they waited, the army “did pour out [their] souls in prayer to God, that he would strengthen [them] and deliver [them] out of the hands of their enemies” (v. 10).  And now, observe the Lord’s goodness in verse 11: “the Lord our God did visit us with assurances that he would deliver us; yea, insomuch that he did speak peace to our souls, and did grant unto us great faith, and did cause us that we should hope for our deliverance in him.” 

Peace during war!  The Lord is very good to us!  Many times in our lives it is necessary for us to wait.  Helaman’s example shows us that, for the asking, the Lord is willing to help us through those waiting periods.
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