Sunday, October 26, 2008

Troubled Times Ahead

I have been a mess lately. I swear if I hear one more glorification of Obamasiah I am going to puke. I hate to get into politics, and lately I've been feeling so down and I know the election is to blame. I won't go into details about my views or my opinions because I'm sure it will turn into rambling and crying. But I will say that I fear for this nation, and not just because Obama will likely take office in a few short months. I mean because Satan is so influential over numerous issues in this world.

My heart is sick and it's starting to weigh on me. Cody thought I was a rambling idiot yesterday and last night I couldn't take it as we watched "Saturday Night Live" and I threw the remote at the TV and burst into tears. All day long I've felt cynical and sad. What kind of legacy are we leaving our children? What kind of damage do they have to repair? My children and my children's children don't deserve to pay for the mistakes of the of this generation. But they inevitably will.

All day long I've wanted to shout and scream and cry like a baby as I think of what the world will be like in a matter of years. I often times wish the Lord would go ahead and make His return so things can be peaceful. That is likely not yo happen any time soon, so in the meantime I pray for peace.

And then it dawns on me that I am so blessed to have the fullness of the gospel in my life. I know our troubled days were foreseen. They were prophesied of and I signed up for the challenge. How lucky are we to have a living prophet who looks out for us and guides us. In fact, the words to this song have been ringing in my ears all day and tonight I feel comforted.

When dark clouds of trouble hang o’er us
And threaten our peace to destroy,
There is hope smiling brightly before us,
And we know that deliv’rance is nigh.
We doubt not the Lord nor his goodness.
We’ve proved him in days that are past.
The wicked who fight against Zion
Will surely be smitten at last.


How lucky are we to have this knowledge.

19 comments:

Jenni said...

I know how you feel! I don't have good feelings for either candidate.

Living My Dream said...

That's the great thing about the times we are living in... they were foretold and we get to be part of the wonderful things to come! Hold on... the light will come! :)

Joey and Nettifer said...

Amen!

Gina said...

I have been feeling much the same way lately! The world is so crazy right now- and politics makes me so angry I have to limit how much I watch the news or listen to the radio! I just have to remember that I can't change much what is happening on a national level, but I can control what we think and believe and the atmosphere in our home. So I am working on making our home a place where we can feel peace and where truth is taught regardless of what happens in this crazy world.

Chambers Family said...

That is my new favorite hymn lyrics! I am a little nervous too, but I keep repeating the phrase, "If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." In my head. I think as long as we are prepared with the things that matter, there is no reason to fear the future. We should look forward with faith. My family is torn on the politics too and I stay as far away from it as I can. It just confuses me and leads nowhere.

CDMommy said...

You should check out whats going on in CA, with prop 8. If it doesn't pass we are so moving, my kids will not be in school in CA!

Jeanette said...

I think back to so many of the recent Gen. Conf. talks telling us to not live in fear, but in faith. I have to remind myself of this often, but it brings so much comfort.

Karismaticcouture said...

Hey Veronica,

It's Amanda From LCHS. I am glad I am not the only one that feels this way about Obama. I am NOT an Obamabot and I fear for my children's future, but I trust in God and I know it will all be fine. That is all I can do now.

God Bless yOu and email me sometime.

yummymom007@yahoo.com

Amanda

Miles and Bex said...

that is one nice thing about living in Alaska. We don't feel the effects of the economy and what is going on in the lower 48.

Ev said...

Just get involved. It's made me feel better because I know there are people (not necessarily members of the church) that are on my side. I know what the church has taught us, and I know better than non-members. But it makes me feel better knowing there are people out there fighting by my side that actually share my opinions and beliefs and can see the world for what it really is. And they don't really know what's coming........

Anonymous said...

Veronica,

I so feel the same way, I was telling my husband today,I fear for us all when Obama takes office, I can't live in a country where my President kills babies.
Your right,Satan is attacking us right in our own back yards.

Ute Family said...

I know what you mean. It's crazy how we all knew these days would come...I just didn't want it to be when my babies are alive and living in the middle of it!

Heather said...

It's all really scary, isn't it? All we can do is just pray for peace.

Heather said...

It's all really scary, isn't it? All we can do is just pray for peace.

Jen said...

Amen to that!!! Thank you for voicing what a lot of us are feeling!! Miss you guys!

Becky said...

I can so relate! I've been feeling the same things and it troubles me that I feel so hopeless and pessimistic. I just keep reminding myself that if we are prepared we shall not fear, I signed up for these days knowing what they meant, and no unhallowed hand can stop the Lord's work from progressing.

Lauren said...

just be glad you don't live in the Bay Area. Its really bad here. But yes, I fear what the world is coming to.

Anonymous said...

We can all pray!! I really feel like we can turn this election around with prayer and fasting!! Gods words tell us that if we as a nation humble ourselves and pray and turn from our wicked ways then God will hear from heaven and heal our land. Dont lose hope! Either way God will take care of his people. But remember that prayer changes things!!

Anonymous said...

We can all pray!! I really feel like we can turn this election around with prayer and fasting!! Gods word tell us that if we as a nation humble ourselves and pray and turn from our wicked ways then God will hear from heaven and heal our land. Dont lose hope! Either way God will take care of his people. But remember that prayer changes things!!

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