Hermana Evans

Peru Lima North Mission

Depths of the Sea

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This scripture was shared to me by a friend. It calmed down many of my fears and gave me great comfort. This week was very depressing to me, mostly due to post election crisis and other personal worries and challenges I have had. It’s found in Ether 6:6-7

“And it came to pass that they were many times buried in the depths of the sea, because of the mountain waves which broke upon them, and also the great and terrible tempests which were caused by the fierceness of the wind.

“And it came to pass that when they were buried in the deep there was no water that could hurt them, their vessels being tight like unto a dish, and also they were tight like unto the ark of Noah; therefore when they were encompassed about by many waters they did cry unto the Lord, and he did brig them forth again upon the waters.”

I love the promises here that no matter how many times we are pushed down into the depths of the waters, every time we raise our voices to God, he will answer us and brings us to light and to safety. Sometimes while we are in those deep dark waters, it is easy to think that there is no way God will bring us up again after how many times we have already asked for relief from out struggles. It is easy to get discouraged and distracted by all the pain we see and experience. It is hard to imagine a God at the same time who will lead us to such dangers, bringing families down at the same time, until we remember just how many times he will and does lift us up every time we call upon his name.

I think it is really important to remember these things and trust that the path that he is leading us down is long and hard and sometimes it’s hard to see the light. But, he will always lead us to light and safety when we trust in him and follow him and believe on his word.


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