Monday, June 29, 2009

What's your favorite scripture?

Well folks, I feel like garbage tonight so I posted this question over on Facebook. Then it occurred to me that I would get a better response here. So, what is your favorite scripture or other piece of spiritual literature (song or poem)? Seriously. I need a list.

I came across this new video at LDS.org and it was a nice pick me up. Hope you enjoy it too.

9 comments:

Becca said...

D& C 50:40-46 is high on my list when I need a boost:

"Behold, ye are little children and ye cannot bear all things now; ye must grow in grace and in the knowledge of the truth.

"Fear not, little children, for you are mine, and I have overcome the world...." and it goes on.

I also really like this, and I can't explain why: 2 Ne 24:7/Isaiah something: "The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet; they break forth into singing."

And my favoritest of all when I need a boost: Mosiah 14 (also Isaiah 53), keeping in mind that surely doesn't just mean "indeed" but also "unfaltering"--"...He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief...Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows... the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed...."

Charlotte said...

One of my favorite scriptures and one I re-read during times of extreme turmoil is John chapter 14. It's the "peace I give unto you..." section where Jesus is reassuring his disciples before his death. The whole chapter is just so beautiful and comforting!

I'm sorry you are hurting; I hope you find the solace you are looking for. I love you!!

Beckie said...

What a beautiful and uplifting video! My favorite scripture is in D&C 78:18.....
And ye cannot bear all things now; neverless, be of good cheer for I will lead you along. The kingdom is yours, and the riches of eternity are yours.

Bev said...

I don't have a fave scripture, but I always get comfort from them when I need it. My favorite thing is the small personal stories in the back of the Ensign. And Hymn # 136 we I love playing the hymns. they alway bring the spirit.

Tyler said...

Here's one that pretty much got me through last semester alive: Alma 26:27.

And here's a quote from Ezra Taft Benson (found online here) that I return to frequently:

"Righteous concern about conditions is commendable when it leads to constructive action. But undue worry is debilitating. When we have done what we can do, then let’s leave the rest to God."

Lura said...

Thank you for sharing this video. I truly needed it today. One of my favorite scriptures is D&C 122: 5-9.
"5 If thou art called to pass through atribulation; if thou art in perils among false brethren; if thou art in bperils among robbers; if thou art in perils by land or by sea;
6 If thou art aaccused with all manner of false accusations; if thine enemies fall upon thee; if they tear thee from the society of thy father and mother and brethren and sisters; and if with a drawn sword thine enemies tear thee from the bosom of thy wife, and of thine offspring, and thine elder son, although but six years of age, shall cling to thy garments, and shall say, My father, my father, why can’t you stay with us? O, my father, what are the men going to do with you? and if then he shall be thrust from thee by the sword, and thou be dragged to bprison, and thine enemies prowl around thee like cwolves for the blood of the lamb;
7 And if thou shouldst be cast into the apit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the bdeep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to chedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of dhell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee eexperience, and shall be for thy good.
8 The aSon of Man hath bdescended below them all. Art thou greater than he?
9 Therefore, ahold on thy way, and the priesthood shall bremain with thee; for their cbounds are set, they cannot pass. Thy ddays are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less; therefore, efear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever."

This has given my hope and strength in time of trial and despair.

queensister said...

Laura, I feel rotten today, too (except today is tomorrow). My brain won't slow down and my house is a wreck and my 4 kids feel more like 10. We had 2 kids throw up in the middle of the night--one didn't make it to the bathroom--and that after returning from vacation at 10:00 pm. I know a better day is coming, but a mom can't wait quietly in her room until it arrives! Forgive me for venting on your blog. I don't have the energy to do one of my own.

Favorite scriptures when I need strength: 2 Nephi 4:16-35 (you know, Nephi's Psalm.
2 Nephi 31:19, especially this part: "relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save."
D&C 98:1-3--note the powerful words like "recorded with this seal and testament," "sworn and decreed," "immutable covenant." God's promises are sure.

Thank you for finding a way to lift others even when you feel low--I am edified by the passages shared. You have blessed my life today.

queensister said...

Me again. Have you ever read Elder Holland's talk, "An High Priest of Good things to Come"? Another of my favorites.

Becca said...

Elder Uchtdorf's talk on creativity was life-changing for me:

"Today I would like to speak to those who have ever felt inadequate, discouraged, or weary...

"We know that sometimes it can be difficult to keep our heads above water. In fact, in our world of change, challenges, and checklists, sometimes it can seem nearly impossible to avoid feeling overwhelmed by emotions of suffering and sorrow.

"I am not suggesting that we can simply flip a switch and stop the negative feelings that distress us. This isn’t a pep talk or an attempt to encourage those sinking in quicksand to imagine instead they are relaxing on a beach. I recognize that in all of our lives there are real concerns. I know there are hearts here today that harbor deep sorrows. Others wrestle with fears that trouble the soul. For some, loneliness is their secret trial.

"These things are not insignificant.

However, I would like to speak about two principles that may help you find a path to peace, hope, and joy—even during times of trial and distress. I want to speak about God’s happiness and how each one of us can taste of it in spite of the burdens that beset us."

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Happiness, Your Heritage,” Ensign, Nov 2008, 117–20