When Things Don't Go As Planned (Talk on CD) *
Author - Jack R. Christianson
Bestselling author and speaker Jack R. Christianson shares a message of hope and encouragement in his latest fireside talk. Quoting from 2 Nephi 9:20, he says, "O how great the holiness of our God! For he knoweth all things, and there is not anything save he knows it. Do you believe that?" he asks. "Do you really believe He knows you, that He knows your future?"
Using stories from the scriptures and Church history along with his own experience, Jack illustrates how our loving Heavenly Father and His Son are always mindful of us and our needs. He says, "Brothers and sisters, there's not anything He doesn't know. Can I tell the Savior anything about depression or discouragement? Can He understand you when you are alone, when you feel completely abandoned? Yes, He gets it. He gets it in a way I can't even comprehend. If He doesn't run quickly to rescue or to heal, it must be for a darn good reason. He knows your future. He will see you through. Because the Savior went before us and suffered and was treated so poorly, you and I can not only be forgiven of our sins, but we can also be helped with our heartache, our sorrow, our tragedy, our depression, our discouragement—everything we face. The Lord knows what He's doing with you. Please believe it, and come to Him and trust Him that He hasn't forgotten you."
About the Author:
Popular speaker Jack R. Christianson has taught with the Church Educational System for many years and has lectured extensively for BYU's Education Week, EFY, and firesides. Jack and his wife, Melanie, live in Orem, Utah, and are the parents of four daughters.