Thursday, November 6, 2008

“Let your hearts be comforted concerning Zion; for all flesh is in mine hands; be still and know that I am God.” (D&C 101:16.)

As proud as I am to be an American right now, I'm also nervous and hesitant for our future.

Any time we are faced with significant changes in our lives, it can be a time of apprehension. I am anxious as to what the next four years will bring us as a country. I hope that the outcome of our recent election will prove to have been the right choice for our country as a whole and my individual family. While I did not vote for Obama, and do not agree with all of his policies, I will support him and pray for him because it's the right thing to do.

During this time of uncertainty I am comforted by some words spoken by President Hinckley.

President Hinckley understood that we are living in a challenging dispensation but he was always a man of optimism. He said,

"These are difficult times. The economy is struggling. There is conflict in the world. But the Almighty is keeping his promise that He will bless those who walk in faith and righteousness before Him."

So, amidst all the chaos and uncertainty that is being felt in my head and my heart, if I really stop and reflect on who we are and what we have been given, I can feel peace. We are living in the Promised Land and we are children of a Heavenly Father who loves us and who will watch over us. We have been taught that if we do all that we can to take care of our families, He will take care of us.

So, that is what we will do. Kendon and I will ask Santa for food storage for Christmas (smile), we will continue to decrease our debt, we will recommit to building a strong foundation that will sustain our family. And, we will remember that, "if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear."


♥Shally said...


We are getting food storage for Christmas too!! :)

Kenny and Linsey said...

Being prepared, that's the best we can do and it's always enough. Good for you!

Grandma W. said...

Let's just all remember what the real meaning of Christmas is and we should ALL be OK!
Love you!

Hazen5 said...

Thanks for these words, I feel the exact same way!

Bridget said...

Amen! We are also beefing up our food storage too. Santa's on a tighter budget this year.

Lauren in GA said...

I so agree...Santa will be bringing us food storage, as well! Santa is smart like that ;)

GREAT POST!!!!!! Loved it.

Jenibelle said...

Amen and amen.

andrea said...

this is such a perfect time for everyone to attend my blogging food storage seminars.

Phillip and Kirsten said...

food storage for too, but we keep eating it!

can this post please just be put on national news? because, seriously, this country could do with a lot more unity, especially coming down from the election. we should all be praying for the new pres, even if we don't agree with him.