His Arm is Sufficient

Reading: “His Arm is Sufficient,” Sister Barbara Thompson, Second Counselor in the Relief Society Presidency, April 2009 General Conference, Sunday Morning Session

Last September in the General Relief Society meeting Sister Beck gave three things to help us in our quest for eternal life.  Those three things were:

  1. Increase in faith an personal righteousness
  2. Strengthen families and homes
  3. Serve the Lord and his children

Sister Thompson here encourages us to continue to strive to do these three things.  As part of her encouragement she shares the following verse from The Time is Far Spent:

Be fixed in your purpose for Satan will try you. / The weight of your calling he perfectly knows. / Your path may be thorny but Jesus is nigh you. / His arm is sufficient tho demons oppose. / His arm is sufficient tho demons oppose.

These are certainly three things that I strive to do each day.  Yet, sometimes I get discouraged when things don’t go just right. It is comforting to know that the Savior is always there to help me.  Although the Savior cannot make our choices or learn our lessons for us, he is there to help every step of the way.

Today I am going to pray to see how God is helping me.

How are you striving to follow Sister Beck’s counsel?  How have you received help to follow the counsel when your own resources were not enough?

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