Thursday, March 24, 2011

I Will Not Leave You Comfortless

    Today, my little message for the world is one that INDEED has helped me personally... Even today in fact! Jesus Christ told his Apostles in John 14: 18 "I will not leave you comfortless..." Today, that really helped me out. I was in the process of getting an MRI, and for those of you who aren't familiar with how that is done, you are inserted into a tube horizontally.. kind of like you're laying on a bed, but you are surrounded by the machine with barley 3 or 4 inches in ANY direction except for out of the machine... I am, embarrassingly enough to admit, claustrophobic... As I'm lying in this tube, the first thing that comes to my mind is... "OH NOOOOO!!!!" After a few minutes, I calm down and tell myself that it isn't that bad. I'm going to be ok. So I am able to remain calm for a little while, but about half way through the MRI, I start to panic again. I'm supposed to be holding very still, but all I can think is, "I'll bet I have just enough room to shoot my arms up and pull myself out of this thing!!" So I began to pray.

    Just as Christ told his apostles 2000 years ago, He will not leave us comfortless; which, oddly enough is the scripture of the day! I began to pray for help. I prayed for COMFORT. I prayed that I would be able to remain calm until the test was finished. As I prayed, I felt the Holy Ghost. It brought me feelings such as, "love, joy, PEACE, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith... meekness, temperance..." (Galatians 5: 22-23" I felt the Lord help me in my own moment of weakness.

    But what I want now, is to hear how YOU have had answers to your prayers. How God has sent the Comfortor to you... If you have a story, that isn't too personal, I'd like y'all to leave it in a comment for the world to see! Thanks y'all! God Bless Y'all!

1 comment:

  1. Today, your blogged has really touched me. About 1 1/2 years ago, I was dealt a blow that I thought that I would never recover from. I remember feeling so lost and alone and thinking that nothing could make it better. It was something that I didn't even talk to about with other people.

    At the end of a particularly long day as I was laying in bed and trying to sleep (which so seldom came easily in that time) and just trying to clear my mind and not think of the pain. And, I felt this overwhelming outpouring of love raining down on me. I hadn't even prayed and asked for it. It was just handed to me like a gift. I knew then how much MY Heavenly Father loved me and how he was completely aware and concerned of my trials and struggles. It was a day that I will never forget and I will always measure others by.

    I was not left comfortless that day. I think its difficult sometimes for us to remember that there are days that we are comforted immediately and there are others that we are required to have patience and Faith. But every trial can be turned into a victory if we apply the virtues that Christ taught us, like-suffering, meekness, temperance, etc.

    Thanks for the effort you put into blog Elder Barnhart. I love you!!!
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