General Conference Book Club Week 15:
In the Sunday morning session of General Conference, Elder Donald L. Hallstrom taught a message called “Turn to the Lord.”
“In the most difficult circumstances of life, there is often only one source of peace. The Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, extends His grace with the invitation “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). He further promises, “My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you” (John 14:27).”
He gives some great advice about how to deal with conflict, disappointment and heartache without becoming bitter or losing faith in the Lord. What do you like about this talk?
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5 thoughts on “GCBC Week 15: Turn to the Lord”
I love how he talks about the choices we make now can have an impact for generations to come.
“Joseph’s confidence in overcoming constant opposition was based on his ability to continually turn to the Lord.”
“Never let an earthly circumstance disable you spiritually.”
Such great, practical advice to dealing with adversity.
I love how he said “Hold on thy way, giving up is not an option. And without delay turn to the Lord.”
“No matter the size of the issue, how we respond can reset the course of our life.”
Great advise for when the trials come, and they will come.
I really appreciated the simple advice to not “let small matters become big.” I think the definition of drama is putting way too much energy and emotion into inconsequential things. It’s a good reminder to keep things in perspective, to not let unimportant things distract us from the important things, and to be much slower to take offense.
Stephanie, I appreciated your comment about the definition of drama–it really is letting those small things become big. Thank you for sharing that!
Whenever I focus on D&C 122, I seem to focus on that last line of verse 7 (“know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good”). I loved how Elder Hallstrom continued with this section by quoting verses 8 and 9 telling us to “hold on thy way”, “fear not what man can do”, and that “God shall be with you forever and ever.” I feel like this takes it up a notch from just having faith that these experiences truly are for our good, but that we need to act on that faith by continuing to hold on and not fearing.