An Intimate Letter to a Friend
Revealing the raw and delicate nature of the human spirit.
And yet there is a bright hope… for all of us.
The following email was sent on Good Friday.
Oh my beautiful friend!!! I’m so deeply moved to hear the news that …………….[private]. This is such a great blessing.
As of a year and 1/2 ago, I also ………… [private]………….. but things have not gone in my favor that way. It’s a long story that I won’t share here.
Suffice it to say that it has more than taken the wind out of my sails. It feels as though my boat has been capsized yet again. But, Like Nephi I know that,
“My God hath been my support. He hath led me through mine afflictions in the wilderness; and he hath preserved me upon the waters of the great deep. “
The attempts of the adversary have been stronger in the last several months than I have ever experienced! It’s uncanny really, as I’ve tried preparing for the second edition of my book to be published. Everything from rupturing my eardrum to doctors thinking I had a brain aneurysm (not even kidding). All of this and much more, most of it while Covid 19 is going on. I’m not trying to be a victim. I’m just being honest and raw. Jesus has warned that Satan desires to sift us as wheat. I’m sure we all feel that. He is ramping up his efforts and influence these days.
But this time I have the wisdom to know where I must stand and how I can be strong. Helaman tells us,
“And now, my sons, remember, remember, that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.“
It is so powerful to know that there is a sure path. There is a way that we CANNOT FAIL. I think we all need that assurance now more than ever.
This morning I was feeling overwhelmed. I looked to the side of me and saw this bookmark;
So I turned to the scriptures. As I did, the impressions came to me that I just shared with you, along with others telling me that,
“In the world ye shall have tribulation but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Praise be to God for this glorious truth! He is risen! He is our Savior and when we build our foundation upon the Lord Jesus Christ, we cannot fail!
I love and miss you my sweet and wonderful friend.
Stay strong. Sending a big air hug
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