For Times of Trouble
Our Father in Heaven wants us to be happy. And yet, we all have times of trouble. As Elder Jeffrey R. Holland writes, "One of the unfailing facts of mortal life is the recurring presence of trouble...When these difficult days (and nights!) come—and they will—it will help us to remember that 'it must needs be,' that in the grand councils of heaven before the world was, we agreed to such a time of challenge and refinement. We were taught then that facing, resolving, and enduring troublesome times was the price we would pay for progress. And we were committed to progress eternally."
A large percentage of the psalms that appear in the Bible were written for such times of trouble. From petitions for relief to acknowledgments of God's power, these psalms provide comfort, perspective, and spiritual solace when we are going through our own trials.
In this tender book, Elder Holland explores dozens of scriptural passages from the psalms, offering personal ideas and insights and sharing his testimony that "no matter what the trouble and trial of the day may be, we start and finish with the eternal truth that God is for us." Elder Holland's reflections on the psalms provide a powerful witness of that comforting truth.
This book includes over two hours worth of powerful video segments of Elder Holland holding a Q&A session with ordinary church members about various questions and concerns they have.
- Available in three editions:
- Hardcover w/DVD with over 2 hours with Elder Holland
- Enhanced Bookshelf eBook with 17 digital video segments featuring Elder Holland
- Combo including Hardcover w/DVD and Enhanced Bookshelf eBook
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- SKU: 5098837
Book and eBook Combo
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By Shauna, Submitted on 2015-02-25
"When difficult days (and nights!) come-- and they will-- it will help us to remember that 'it must needs be,' that in the grand councils of heaven before the world was, we agreed to such a time of challenge and refinement. We were taught then that facing, resolving, and enduring troublesome times was the price we would pay for progression."
So starts this new book from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland where he helps us find spiritual solace from the Psalms.
Each chapter is only a page or two long so it is easy to read and then ponder. Elder Holland gives excellent commentaries to make these Psalms even more meaningful!
Beautiful artwork is woven throughout the book!
Some of my favorite Psalms in the book:
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.~ Psalms 27: 14
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.~ Psalms 30:5
As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I cry aloud; and he shall hear my voice.~ Psalm 55: 16-17
I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of they doings.~ Psalm 77:12
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children; Praise ye the Lord.~ Psalm 113:9
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear; what can man do unto me?~ Psalm 118:6
And of course, there is a whole chapter on The 23rd Psalm...
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
By Aiona, Submitted on 2015-02-25
There is such a sense of love you can feel from Elder Holland as well as the love he knows the Saviour has for each of us individually. So grateful for his sensitivity to compose this book/dvd/e-book for these hard times and recognize how individual our struggles are yet convey's the intimate love the Lord feel for every one of our needs.
By Erin, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I've read a lot of really great books the past year, but I think the combination of this book and DVD far surpass all the others. In his signature way, Elder Holland weaves the daily struggles and pains that we are currently facing in a beautiful tapestry combined with the peaceful poetry of the scriptural psalms. There is a depth and love focusing on the eternal gift of the Savior's Atonement, that pushes you to search the deepest parts of your testimony and your soul and ask the question, "Do I 'really' believe in Jesus Christ?" and "Is this gospel really true?" and "Does he really know me and know my pain."
I strongly recommend this book combination to every reader. And don't skip the DVD. I've already watched it 3 times.