Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Scriptures a Gal Can Lean On

Hi friends!

Thanks for your responses to my scripture query. I loved it. I think knowing that these scriptures were meaningful to others made them even more meaningful to me. It was like a little piece of your spirit was sharing it with mine. So, yeah, thanks.

I thought I'd post the list here so that you all can benefit too. Enjoy the hyperlinkage!

*2 Nephi 26:23-28, 33

* Elder Uchtdorf's talk on creativity

* Elder Holland's talk, "An High Priest of Good things to Come"

* 2 Nephi 4:16-35

* 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.

* D&C 122: 5-9

* Alma 26:27

"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." Ezra Taft Benson (here)

* D&C 88:119 (not sure why this one is comforting. . . it usually stresses me out, but, hey, I'm not going to judge! Maybe because it reminds people of the temple?)

* D&C 78:18

* John chapter 14

* D&C 50:40-46

* 2 Ne 24:7

* Mosiah 14

* Hymn 129 "Where Can I Turn for Peace?"

* D&C 50:41

* D&C 103:12

Oh, and BTW, queensister, You can totally vent here! I like to know that other people's lives are as screwy as mine :) And, Beckie, welcome to my blog :)


Becca Jones said...

thanks for the list!

That scripture in D&C 88 used to stress me out, too. Then Pres. Monson spoke at our Stake Conference and said that it refers to the houses of our spirits.

That makes it more manageable for me. Sometimes MY needs, in "preparing every needful thing", are more important than my floor's needs.

Ryan said...

One more odd one. The entry in the Bible dictionary on "Problem Solving".

Luisa Perkins said...

Oh! You have a blog of your own. Excellent. I'll be back after I finish my chores.

Luisa Perkins said...

Thanks for this; I used the list for my scripture study today.

Unknown said...

Thanks Laura! :)

Donna said...

I too am not much different than you I would guess. I accidentally stumbled upon your blog. I have struggled with depression for a long time but through writing and maturing I have come to understand myself a little more.

If you want to share thoughts and ideas you can email me at

I am an LDS mother of 6, but they are now grown and I have 6 grandchildren. I would love to compare notes.

Hang in there!!

MW said...

I just found your blog from the list on the Niblets.

My favorite scripture to lean on is Psalm 22:24, "For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard."

I also liked the story in Luke about Christ touching the leper as he healed him.

Those scriptures reassured me that no matter how much I hated myself, God doesn't hate me. I've since been able to work through some issues and not hate myself anymore, and those scriptures were a real strength on the journey.