Living by the scriptures

"Behold I send you out to reprove the world of all their unrighteous deeds, and to teach them of a judgment which is to come.

And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.Whoso receiveth you receiveth me; and the same will feed you, and clothe you, and give you money." - D&C 84:87-89

I am a sister missionary serving in my own country, Jamaica. Recently, I felt a great depression come over me. I felt alone, and I felt I had had no achievement as a missionary.

Then I heard two sister missionaries talking about a passage of scripture where angels are sent to bear us up. I quickly turned to the Doctrine and Covenants and read this passage. I learned that Heavenly Father knew how depressed I felt and how important my calling was as a missionary, that I am called of God.

However, I did not think that verse 89 applied to me. Who would feed, clothe or give me money? I laughed quietly, but I was so wrong. My companion and I met a fellow Jamaican who now resides in England. She had lunch with us and then as we were ready to leave, she took her purse out and offered us money! I remembered suddenly and clearly the verse I had read. I was amazed at how all verses of the scripture applied to me.

I am grateful for Heavenly Father and I know He is involved in our lives, if we want Him to be. He really is our Heavenly Father and dearest friend. - Sister C. Meikle, Kingston, Jamaica.

"Living by the Scriptures" is another in a series of Church News reader-response articles.

Was there a time when a particular scripture touched you, when it offered comfort, guidance and much-needed support? If so, please describe your experience in 300 words or less, giving the scripture reference and telling how it affected you.

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