SOS: Scripture power
I went to bed last night with a lot of anger in my heart over something. A lot. I haven’t felt so bad in a long time. I couldn’t sleep. I listened to some music and then finally fell asleep, only to wake shortly thereafter.
In the middle of the night, I thought that if anything might help, prayer was an option. I didn’t want to get out of bed to pray. t thought of Enos, who we studied recently with our children in preparation for their Stake Youth Conference. I figured if I had to pray for a while like Enos, maybe I could get some relief.
I knelt and asked Heavenly Father what I needed to do to get rid of the anger, and then I put on my headphones and listened to the Book of Mormon for the next 3 hours. I would fall asleep and then wake up during a verse that had something to say to me, then repeated that cycle about 4 times, until I finally awoke at 7:30 am with the end of a chapter and a verse that seemed to sum it all up. (And a headache the size of Texas.)
I felt peace. I couldn’t believe it. I mean, I shouldn’t be so skeptical. Yesterday I had just testified to my children of the power of the word to help us have a change of heart. And I had prayed for a change of heart. So why was I surprised? I knew what I needed to do to maintain that peace and to go forward without anger.
I have peace in my heart! I know what to do! What a world of difference from where I was last night!
This children’s song is right on. There is power in the scriptures.
Sometimes the simplest answers are the simplest answers: pray and read your scriptures.
Happy Getting Help from the Scriptures,