I received an e-mail from a friend this morning and she had forwarded on a talk by Jeffery R. Holland at a fireside last year for the young adults. It was truly what I needed to hear this morning. I was thinking back over the events of last year. I, truthfully, learned so much about myself. I learned I am not the type to sit on the fence. I can and will stand up for what I believe is right, even if it doesn't make me popular. I can stand in the face off insulting opposition and feel the peace only the Lord can give those times. It felt good to learn that. This is what he said:
"You can have sacred, revelatory, profoundly instructive experience with the Lord in the most miserable experiences of your life—in the worst settings, while enduring the most painful injustices, when facing the most insurmountable odds and opposition you have ever faced."
I understand what he said more than ever these days. I felt comforted though in this scripture he quoted:
Regarding our earthly journey, the Lord has promised: “I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up” (D&C 84:88).
I feel that strength, protection only He could give.