Tuesday, December 18, 2012
For Times Of Trouble Spiritual Solace From The Psalms Review...
Our Father in Heaven wants us to be happy. And yet, we all have times of trouble. As Elder Jeffrey R. Holland writes, "One of the unfailing facts of mortal life is the recurring presence of trouble...When these difficult days (and nights!) come—and they will—it will help us to remember that 'it must needs be,' that in the grand councils of heaven before the world was, we agreed to such a time of challenge and refinement.
We were taught then that facing, resolving, and enduring troublesome times was the price we would pay for progress. And we were committed to progress eternally." A large percentage of the psalms that appear in the Bible were written for such times of trouble. From petitions for relief to acknowledgments of God’s power, these psalms provide comfort, perspective, and spiritual solace when we are going through our own trials.
In this tender book, Elder Holland explores dozens of scriptural passages from the psalms, offering personal ideas and insights and sharing his testimony that “no matter what the trouble and trial of the day may be, we start and finish with the eternal truth that God is for us.” Elder Holland's reflections on the psalms provide a powerful witness of that comforting truth. This also includes a DVD with a full two hours of content! Elder Holland addresses questions from a live audience regarding challenging issues in the last days.
Wow this book really is wonderful! I love how Elder Holland uses scriptures from psalms to bring comfort and strength. One of our relatives use to work with Elder Holland and she remembers his love for psalms and it sure shows in this beautifully written book! The pictures are also incredible. Read more about it here. What a fantastic gift this will make that is for sure to be loved and handed down for generations to come!