Life can sometimes seem overwhelming, and often God asks us to do hard things. So what can we do to find peace?
As Christ’s mortal ministry was coming to an end, he promised peace to his disciples. But his peace was different than the peace the world could give. He said, “The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost…, shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance….Let not your heart be troubled” (John 14:26–27). Though the disciples were afraid of what might happen when they no longer had Christ there to guide them, Christ promised that he wouldn’t leave them comfortless or without direction. We can feel peace knowing that Jesus’s promise to his disciples applies to us today.
In the talk “My Peace I Leave with You,” President Henry B. Eyring says, “You will at times have your faith challenged by Satan; it happens to all disciples of Jesus Christ. Your defense against these attacks is to keep the Holy Ghost as your companion.” If we stand in holy places and strive to have the Spirit with us, even when we experience trials and heartache, he will speak peace to our souls and bring to our remembrance the times when we’ve felt the light and love of Jesus Christ.
President Eyring testifies that “the Father knows you—knows your needs and your name—loves you, and hears your prayers. His Beloved Son is inviting you to come unto Him. And They send the Holy Ghost to attend you in your efforts to serve others for Them.” When life seems overwhelming, remember that Christ has promised to send the Comforter, who will bring us peace and ease our troubled hearts.
—Taylor Nelson, Mormon Insights
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Read “The Sacred Roles of the Holy Ghost,” by Kevin R. Duncan, to find out more about how the Spirit works in your life.
To learn more about the peace that comes from being a disciple of Christ, check out “Peace, Hope, and Direction,” by Patricia P. Pinegar.