quotes tagged with 'anxiety'

“I feel very anxious to see you all once more in this world. The time seems long that I am deprived of your society, but the Lord being my helper, I will not be much longer. … I am filled with constant anxiety and shall be until I get home. I pray God to spare you all until I get home. My dear Emma, my heart is entwined around you and those little ones. I want you to remember me. Tell all the children that I love them and will come home as soon as I can. Yours in the bonds of love, your husband

Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Letter from Joseph Smith to Emma Smith, Jan. 20, 1840, Chester County, Pennsylvania; Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IllinoisSaved by ragogoni in josephsmith love husband wife anxiety emmasmith 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Joseph taught the Saints that knowledge was a necessary part of our mortal journey, for “a man is saved no faster than he [gains] knowledge,”  and that “whatever principle of intelligence we attain . . . in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.” During challenging times, it is even more important to learn. The Prophet Joseph taught, “Knowledge does away with darkness, [anxiety], and doubt; for these cannot exist where knowledge is.”

Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1117-19,00....Saved by mlsscaress in doubt knowledge learn commandment anxiety darkness 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Work is an antidote for anxiety, an ointment for sorrow, and a doorway to possibility. Whatever our circumstances in life, my dear brethren, let us do the best we can and cultivate a reputation for excellence in all that we do. Let us set our minds and bodies to the glorious opportunity for work that each new day presents.

Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1117-19,00....Saved by mlsscaress in excellence work reputation sorrow anxiety become antidote 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There is more to life than increasing it's speed

Author: ghandi, Source: cheryl SmithSaved by Doc in life worry anxiety hurry 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Very little love can come from one who is not at peace with himself or herself and God. As Enos learned, no one can be concerned about the welfare of someone else and give love to another until he or she has taken care of his or her own soul. Thus, our preparation for an eternal marriage must include repenting, learning, acquiring faith, and developing the security that comes with a vision of our potential as children of a Heavenly Father. Only when we love God above all others, as the Savior taught (see Matt. 22:34–40), will we be capable of offering pure, Christlike love to our companions for all eternity.

Author: Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in preparation potential self vision faith security peace give love learn repentance marriage anxiety pure capacity whole developing 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If you and I would truly pray and ask in faith, as did Joseph Smith—if we would pray with the expectation to act and not just to express—then the work of proclaiming the gospel would move forward in a remarkable way. Such a prayer of faith might include some of the following elements:

-Thanking Heavenly Father for the doctrines and ordinances of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, which bring hope and happiness into our lives.
-Asking for courage and boldness to open our mouths and share the gospel with our family and friends.
-Entreating Heavenly Father to help us identify individuals and families who will be receptive to our invitation to be taught by the missionaries in our homes.
-Pledging to do our part this day and this week and petitioning for help to overcome anxiety, fear, and hesitation.
-Seeking for the gift of discernment—for eyes to see and ears to hear missionary opportunities as they occur.
-Praying fervently for the strength to act as we know we should.

This same pattern of holy communication and consecrated work can be applied in our prayers for the poor and the needy, for the sick and the afflicted, for family members and friends who are struggling, and for those who are not attending Church meetings.
Author: Elder David A. Bednar , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-851-31,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in faith strength fear communication gratitude courage poor consecration discernment expectation anxiety prayer boldness sick afflicted missionarywork act fellowship pattern identify awareness proclaim hesitation needy 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Do not confuse the preoccupation of worry and anxiety with the preoccupation involved in exercising faith. When your mind is prone to dwell on the adverse consequences of events which you assume you have very little control over, that is worry. In contrast, if your mind dwells on the possible consequences of various courses of action which you will control to a great extent, you are exercising faith.
Author: Grant Von Harrison, Source: Drawing on The Powers of Heaven, p.35Saved by mlsscaress in faith positive worry anxiety decisions answers thinking analyze 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Consider, for example, the Savior’s benediction upon his disciples even as he moved toward the pain and agony of Gethsemane and Calvary. On the very night of the greatest suffering the world will ever know, he said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: … Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).

That may be one of the Savior’s commandments that is, even in the hearts of otherwise faithful Latter-day Saints, almost universally disobeyed; and yet I wonder whether our resistance to this invitation could be any more grievous to the Lord’s merciful heart.

I can tell you this as a parent. As concerned as I would be if one of my children were seriously troubled or unhappy or disobedient, nevertheless I would be infinitely more devastated if I felt that at such a time that child could not trust me to help, or should feel his or her interest were unimportant to me or unsafe in my care.

In that same spirit I am convinced that none of us can appreciate how deeply it wounds the loving heart of the Savior when he finds his people do not feel confident in his care or secure in his hands or trust in his commandments.
Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: The Message: Come and See. http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.j...Saved by mlsscaress in jesuschrist trust peace confidence hope commandment parents anxiety trouble secure 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
As I have listened to the women in the Stake, I have become concerned at the level of anxiety that is expressed over the many challenges and decisions facing them. I have become troubled over the lack of peace in their lives. It is starkly apparent to me that the amount of peace we have in our lives is in direct proportion to the amount of trust we have in the Savior. Peace will not come by fixing the apparently broken aspects of our lives. There will always be something in our lives that appears to be broken, because remember, that is the plan and we should not want it to be cut short before we reach perfection. Peace comes when we want it to. It comes because we let go our our control and hand it over to Him. It comes because we are constantly seeking the Holy Ghost and have tested its guidance sufficiently to not worry about the broken and undone aspects of our lives because we are attending to that which we are directed to attend. It comes because we know that the Atonement is constantly and persistently active in our lives because our hearts and desires are facing the right direction and because of this we do not panic over our weaknesses. It comes because in this state of being, our lives are sufficiently sensitive and aligned to permit the Holy Ghost to act as comforter as it is promised to us. It comes because we have that unique sense of time that has ultimate hope in the future, and has the capacity to accept each day as it passes. We make it happen as we trust the Savior.

So, I leave you with this question;

Do we trust the Savior sufficiently to allow some things to be left undone in our lives?

I pray that we will trust in Him sufficiently to find peace.
Author: Campbell Gray, Source: February 2. 2003 - Stake ConferenceSaved by mlsscaress in trust present peace hope anxiety holyghost atonement undone broken 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Suffer no anxiety, for he who is a sufferer of anxiety becomes regardless of enjoyment of the world and the spirit, and contraction happens to his body and soul.
Author: Zoroaster, Source: UnknownSaved by ritchieheber in anxiety 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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