Light at the tunnel’s end

We must sometimes face challenges and difficulties. At times there appears to be no light at the tunnel’s end…no dawn to break the night’s darkness. We feel surrounded by the pain of broken hearts, the disappointment of shattered dreams, the despair of vanished hopes. We all join in uttering the biblical plea, is there no balm in Gilead? We are inclined to view our own personal misfortunes through the distorted prism of pessimism. We feel abandoned, heartbroken, alone. If you find yourself in such a situation, I plead with you to turn to our Heavenly Father in faith. He will lift you and guide you. He will not always take your afflictions from you, but He will comfort and lead you with love through whatever storm you face.

Thomas S. Monson

For me, this is the essential message. This is what I have been trying to say. It’s what it is all about. There is hope, and there is help and comfort available. No matter what you are going through or have been through, God has not abandoned you.

Especially for those who turn away from God and from religion because of their hurts and having associated their pain with something that is meant to be healing, I wish that you could hear this message and know that God is love. Anything else does not come from this source. Some people make mistakes, and some use God’s name for their own purposes, and none of that is of God. God offers healing and relief, and love. You’re not alone.

1 Comment to Light at the tunnel’s end

  1. drjean says:

    We become bogged down and unusable when we only look around us at the despair, suffering, and worldy things. If we lift our eyes to God, worship and praise Him, we can live abundantly through anything.

    It is the evil in the world that points it’s finger at God as the culprit for the sufferings in this world. What better way to alienate people from the One Source of Love that all mankind needs?

    Many unbelievers try to understand the mind of God. It is only once you believe that you realize it’s infathomable!


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