1 Nephi 19:15
Recognize and Remember and Give Thanks
15 Nevertheless, when that day cometh, saith the prophet, that they ano more bturn aside their hearts against the Holy One of Israel, then will he remember the ccovenants which he made to their fathers.
When people repent they will be forgiven and can then have their covenants renewed.
1 Ne. 15:19
In Doctrine and Covenants 58:3–4, the Lord tells us:
“Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.
“For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory.”
Sisters, I testify that the Lord has a plan for each of our lives. Nothing that happens is a shock or a surprise to Him. He is all-knowing and all-loving. He is eager to help us, to comfort us, and to ease our pain as we rely on the power of the Atonement and honor our covenants. The trials and tribulation that we experience may be the very things that guide us to come unto Him and cling to our covenants so that we might return to His presence and receive all that the Father hath.
Although it is imperative that we choose wisely, there are times when we will make foolish choices. The gift of repentance, provided by our Savior, enables us to correct our course settings, that we might return to the path which will lead us to that celestial glory we seek.
May we maintain the courage to defy the consensus. May we ever choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong.
As we contemplate the decisions we make in our lives each day—whether to make this choice or that choice—if we choose Christ, we will have made the correct choice.
That this may ever be so is my heartfelt and humble prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, amen.
August 13 Ensign President Eyring
Recognize, Remember, and Give Thanks
When we remember our covenants, then He will remember His. When we remember our blessings and thank Him, we receive healing, strength and power.
When we or our loved ones struggle and stray, we can be comforted by knowing that if we change and “no more turn aside our hearts” that all our covenants and promises will be restored. Jesus Christ has atoned for our sins. We can be forgiven of them whether they be big or small. We all need to turn our hearts to Him, focus on Him and when we do so, we will receive the beautiful blessings of our covenants.
We are children of a loving Heavenly Father and He has provided for us, a way back to Him. Act in faith, forgive yourself and forgive others. He will bless you. Be patient with yourself and others. He is there and so anxious to shower us with blessings. Open your eyes and recognize the blessings that you have already received.
97- Lead Kindly light
171 With Humble Heart
99- Help Me, Dear Father