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Darkness can visit

As we listen to Satan say
Falsehoods that insist
We are useless or in the way

In our ears he whispers
What will cloud and dim vision
Then discouraged… he answers-
You can be miserable with him

But, with trust in the Lord
There is a path to peace
Service opens up a door

Where darkness then will cease

With our feet firmly planted
In paths of good service
All the peace we have wanted
Freely, He offers us

Finding Peace
President Thomas S. Monson
 Ensign, Mar. 2004

 “Occasionally discouragement may darken our pathway; frustration may be a constant companion. In our ears there may sound the sophistry of Satan as he whispers, “You cannot save the world; your small efforts are meaningless. You haven’t time to be concerned for others.” Trusting in the Lord, let us turn our heads from such falsehoods and make certain our feet are firmly planted in the path of service and our hearts and souls dedicated to follow the example of the Lord. In moments when the light of resolution dims and when the heart grows faint, we can take comfort from His promise: ‘Be not weary in well-doing. … Out of small things proceedeth that which is great. Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind.’” 

“Finding Peace,” Ensign, Mar. 2004


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