Journey through the Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 1 (Be of Good Cheer)

12 And it came to pass that he cried mightily unto the Lord all that day; and behold, the voice of the Lord came unto him, saying:
13 Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world, to show unto the world that I will fulfil all that which I have caused to be spoken by the mouth of my holy prophets.

I love how frequently the Lord’s response to anguished prayer is “lift up” our heads and “be comforted.” Ultimately, knowledge of the savior is the ultimate consolation. It is a healing balm which provides strength and perspective. If we know him, then we can and should be comforted. I love this idea. Whatever troubles us, the solution is always the savior. We can always try to have the power of his atonement more fully active in our lives. We can let him in. We can let him heal us. What he touches will thrive and become perfected. 


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