Our Heavenly Father shows grace, mercy, and compassion toward us. Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, He guides us. Through prayer and meditation, we receive personal revelation to help convict us and draw us closer to our promised land of peace and bounty. Through meditation upon the scriptures, we find inspiring examples of how God intervenes and moves people through their darkest and most trying moments of human experience. We find how God restores people who have been brought down to nothing and left in ruins.
What follows is a snippet from a wonderful article from the website Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. It succinctly describes some of the prevailing issues within the modern Christian Church today. Especially when it comes to dealing with individuals who are in distress and real suffering. I highly recommend reading the full article (link provided below the snippet). [...]
Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea; ~ Isaiah 48:18 - ESV ~ We all look back and remark on the many regrets of missed opportunities, mistakes, and chosen paths we have taken. Our thoughts revolve around [...]
See that ye love one another....learn to impart one to another ~ Doctrine and Covenants 88:123 ~ As we continue our journey through recovery, standing a little taller each day, we come to realize that part of our recovery is to restore family relationships. Because of our active substance use, we want to rely on [...]