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Book of Mormon Study - Alma 2

I know I've been doing gospel study nearly all day - with all of the Conference sessions and all - but I'm on a roll.  I had to read the Book of Mormon too.  So, I read Alma 2.

Three times in this chapter it's pointed out that the Nephites were strengthened by the Lord in their trials. The battles were not taken from them but they were strengthened enough to be victorious.  I think most of your trials are like this... they are not taken from us but we are given just enough to make it through  the tough times.

I can't imagine the sheer terror they must have felt, being confronted by such violence and hatred. Altogether, nearly twenty thousand people were killed in one day. I can't even imagine.  That's a blood bath!

I have trials in my life, some that really do frighten me- but nothing like a scantily clad Lamanite boasting a cimeter trying to kill me. Yeah- I'll take my trials over that.  LOL.

What I took from this, though, is that no matter what my trials are, no matter how scary they might be, in my faith, the Lord will strengthen me so I can be victorious.

Faith... again.  Better work on that some more.

What did you think/learn today?

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