I have also learned that there is so much contention and noise surrounding us one wonders,
"Where Can I Turn For Peace?"
I was raised a Latter-Day Saint in a partial member home.
My mom was faithful and true yet for reasons unknown to me for years my poppers showed no interest in the church. I never grew up with Family Home Evening, Family Prayer or Family Scripture Study.
My poppers did not even hold the priesthood.
But the Lord was good in blessing us with faithful priesthood holders who watched over and loved us.
In Matthew the Lord shared the Sermon on the Mount and taught:
It brings great peace to my heart that the kingdom of heaven will be theirs and that they shall be comforted. Even though at their darkest moments they do not see that promise being fulfilled.
I for one in my dark moments hold tightly to those promises.
They are what help bring me back into the light of our Savior's love along with the love and support of great friends who have and share their priesthood with me.
I continually carry a prayer in my heart and find my mind reflecting on scriptures that have inspired and enlightened my mind.
I am so so grateful for the inspired leader's of the church.
I find myself feasting on their words.
All these bring me great peace when the darkness sets in.
I read the story of how the words to one of our hymns came to be, a mother had a daughter who battled with depression all of her life. If I remember correctly the daughter gave into the depression and took her own life.
It was during that dark time her mother penned the words, "Where Can I Turn for Peace."
I hope her words bring comfort and hope to those who are searching for their peace.