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What Does Affliction Mean

It's amazing how much God really does love you. No matter what, always, he loves and cares for you. He promises in his Word that he will never abandon or forsake you.

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Question: "What does it mean that God will rejoice over us with singing (Zephaniah 3:17)?" Answer: Zephaniah 3:17 includes an interesting description of God singing over people: “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

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from Mormon Hub

Elder Holland Shares Secrets of Happiness at BYU-Idaho Devotional

Elder Holland Shares Secrets of Happiness at BYU-Idaho Devotional https://web.byui.edu/devotionalsandspeeches/#/

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Okay, what is with the whole “afflict your souls” bit? What does that mean? The LORD apparently makes a big deal about it in the above verse. Well, synonyms of the word are trouble, burden, distress, worry, harass. We need to harass our soul, distress it, worry about it, burden it, and be troubled by it. In short, to “afflict our souls” means to judge ourselves. Ouch.

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˜ THE LOVE OF SUCH A ONE VI. O thou who art my soul's comfort in the season of sorrow, O thou who art my spirit's treasure30 in the bitterness31 of dearth!32 That which the imagination has not conceived33 , that which the understanding has not seen.34 , Visiteth my soul from thee, hence in worship I turn toward thee35 By thy grace I keep fixed on eternity my amorous gaze, Except, O king, the pomps that perish lead me astray. The favour36 of that one, who brings glad tidings of thee, Even…

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A Sedative to all Sorrows / A Solace Under all Sharp Afflictions - Theod... John 16:17 At this, some of his disciples said to one another, "What does he mean by saying, 'In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?"

If you don’t live with anxiety and/or depression (or know someone who does), these illustrations will probably not mean a lot to you. If you, like me, do suffer from one or both, then these illustrations will hit close to home. The wording and situations nail it, IMO. Artist Gemma Correll sums up—with some humor—what it’s like to suffer from these sometimes debilitating medical disorders. “I honestly think that humor can be a saviour at times of distress or, if you just live with a co...

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Suffering Afflictions And Going The Second Mile "..I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also." [Matthew 5:39] This verse reveals the humiliation of being a Christian. In the natural realm, if a person does not hit back, it is because he is a coward. But in the spiritual realm, it is the very evidence of the Son of God in him if he does not hit back. When you are insulted, you must not only not resent it, but you must…

There are two different ways in which we can understand the term “ordinary mind.” One way is to not take control over anything and end up following our afflictions. When a thought of anger arises, we follow it; when greed arises, we lose control of ourselves to it. Similarly, we lose control of ourselves to our pride and jealousy. Although we might think of this as our ordinary state of mind, it is not what we mean here. Here it does not mean losing control of ourselves to negative…

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from Brain Pickings

Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Anger, Forgiveness, and What Maturity Really Means

Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Anger, Forgiveness, and What Maturity Really Means “To forgive is to assume a larger identity than the person who was first hurt.”