Helping Yourself Spiritually

The loss of a loved one leaves in it’s wake many unanswered questions.  Faced with the reality of death, doubts can begin to circle and we are pressed to determine what we really believe. Questions are inevitable and the answers are not immediately forth coming.  However, in this time of flux hold fast to the faith and morality you already have.  It can serve as an anchor of strength during this time of uncertainty.  In time, as we are spiritually prepared and if we patiently turn to God with our questions, those answers start to come.

Stay in the Boat
When we encounter metaphorical white-water rapids -challenges that may include physical and mental health issues, the death of a loved one, dashed dreams and hopes, and—for some—even a crisis of faith when faced with life’s problems, questions, and doubts.
The Lord in His goodness has provided help, including a boat, essential supplies such as life jackets, and experienced river guides who give guidance and safety instructions to help us make our way down the river of life to our final destination.
Stay in the boat, use your life jackets, and hold on with both hands. God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ are at the helm and will guide us right,
M. Russell Ballard

The Light of Christ
I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun. Not because I can see it, but because I can see everything else.
C.S. Lewis

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