I was reading 1 Nephi 16 today. In this chapter, Laman and Lemuel complain and are angry because they are stuck in the middle of nowhere, their family’s hunting weapons are all broken, and they have no food for themselves, their wives, or their children.
I tend to think of those two as being hard-hearted and fighting against God, and yet if I was in the same situation, I’m not sure I wouldn’t be angry and rebellious also. I know that in the past when things have gotten really hard, I’ve been angry, grumpy, and uncooperative myself. I suppose I have some humble work to do.
Take a lesson, Heather, you gotta not be faithful only when the going is easy. It’s not actually faith unless you you learn to submit and trust God when the bomb cyclones of life hit. Yeah. Ow.
Also, I’m sure the people in the path of the big storm on the east coast of the US would appreciate some extra prayers for their safety. 💜
“18 And it came to pass that as I, Nephi, went forth to slay food, behold, I did break my bow, which was made of fine steel; and after I did break my bow, behold, my brethren were angry with me because of the loss of my bow, for we did obtain no food. 19 And it came to pass that we did return without food to our families, and being much fatigued, because of their journeying, they did suffer much for the want of food. 20 And it came to pass that Laman and Lemuel and the sons of Ishmael did begin to murmur exceedingly, because of their sufferings and afflictions in the wilderness; and also my father began to murmur against the Lord his God; yea, and they were all exceedingly sorrowful, even that they did murmur against the Lord. 21 Now it came to pass that I, Nephi, having been afflicted with my brethren because of the loss of my bow, and their bows having lost their springs, it began to be exceedingly difficult, yea, insomuch that we could obtain no food.” 1 Nephi 16:18–21 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/16?verse=18-21&lang=eng#p18