The Tender Mercies of the Lord


Since last October, I have
reflected repeatedly upon the phrase, the tender mercies
of the Lord. To my mind came this verse
from the Book of Mormon– but behold, I, Nephi, will show
unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all
those whom he hath chosen because of their faith to make
them mighty, even unto the power of deliverance. The Lord’s tender mercies are
the very personal and individualized blessings– strength, protection,
assurances, guidance, loving kindnesses, consolation,
support, and spiritual gifts– which we receive from and
because of and through the Lord Jesus Christ. Recall how the Savior instructed
his apostles– that he would not leave
them comfortless. Not only would he send
another comforter– even the Holy Ghost– but the Savior said that
He would come to them. Let me suggest that one of the
ways whereby the Savior comes to each of us is through his
abundant and tender mercies. For instance, as you and I face
challenges and tests in our lives, the gift of faith
and an appropriate sense of personal confidence that
reaches beyond our own capacity are two examples
of the tender mercies of the Lord. Repentance and forgiveness of
sins and peace of conscience are examples of the tender
mercies of the Lord. And the persistence and the
fortitude that enable us to press forward with cheerfulness
through physical limitations and spiritual
difficulties are examples of the tender mercies
of the Lord. The Lord’s tender mercies do not
occur randomly or merely by coincidence. Faithfulness and obedience
enable us to receive these important gifts, and frequently
the Lord’s timing helps us to recognize them. We should not underestimate or
overlook the power of the Lord’s tender mercies. The simpleness, the sweetness,
and the constancy of the tender mercies of the Lord will
do much to fortify and protect us. When words cannot provide the
solace we need or express the joy we feel, when it is simply
futile to attempt to explain that which is unexplainable,
when logic and reason cannot yield adequate understanding,
and when it seems that perhaps we are so totally alone, truly,
we are blessed by the tender mercies of the Lord and
made mighty even unto the power of deliverance. I testify that the tender
mercies of the Lord are available to all of us, and that
the Redeemer of Israel is eager to bestow such
gifts upon us. Truly, the Lord is good to all,
and His tender mercies are over all His works.

63 comments

Outstanding! These videos are always amazing…I love the music along with them. Thanks for posting this!!!

Things have my difficult for my family of 7 this day. I found this video very touching and comforting. I could feel the spirit of God so powerfully in this message. Thank you.

I remember that this talk impressed me greatly when I first heard it…. Elder Bednaris amazing… all the General Authorities are….

Yet another beautiful video! Thanks so much for all the hard work being done on these!

J. Mahoney
Canada

This was a memorable talk. How grateful I am for being an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which gives me access to abundant tender mercies of the Lord.

What a beautiful principle from the gospel of Jesus Christ! The more I think of instances of God's tender mercies in my life, instead of writing things off as coincidences, the more grateful I feel towards him and the happier I am. Elder Bednar truly speaks to my heart – I know he is called of God to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ.

I have has more than I can sometimes humanly deal with. My heart becomes so weary, and so downtrodden that I feel like giving up. With a debilitating disease, Glaucoma, and more I am glad I have my Savior to hold me when I need. I am not perfect or am close to perfect so when things bring me down I am glad for the encouragement of the leaders of the Church that bring such kind words and gentle and understanding hearts to us by and of inspiration of the Lord

Wonderful words for life. It is well said and I am sooooo happy that I heard these word today, it made my day. Thanks to you and Thank God.

There are many ways to serve the Lord, and we can all be on missions our whole life. Remember that tests can become 'TESTimonies'

Such beautiful words, for the world in which we live in. Sometimes it seems that God does not care about all of the sufferings everywhere around us. He does care. And one of the witness's is
"Tender Mercies" We too can receive tender mercies, because of our faith in Jesus Christ. I love him so much, I have seen tender mercies happen to me, again and again and again. Love the world we live in and look to the God of Heaven for help, for he truly is the only one that can help us.

I love this message of Elder Bednar and the illustrations as well. I love this for a lot of reasons. His message is so pure. He is truly an Apostle of the Savior. Thank you so very much for making this video.

Dear Elder David A. Bednar
As I was hearing your talk the following scripture come to my mind that I think adds to your talk:
John 13: 34-35
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

With faith Jeff Lake

Beautiful message, awesome and inspiring and gives hope to all those who are down-trodden and despondent. I am who I am because of the tender mercies of the Lord.

I'm thankfur for the lords tender mercies. They are there for all of us wether or not we think we deserve them. That is mercy. We must be open to accepting the beautiful gift of his tender mercies.

I really needed this message today as well, sometimes I feel so alone. Messages like this remind me we are not alone and that our Heavenly Father is right here with us and loves us! Thank you for posting !

If you are one of the 53 who voted to DISLIKE this video and its touching message then you must either be hardhearted, or beyond feeling. Christ still loves you and his arms are reached out still.

Why would anyone dislike this message? Probably just didn't listen intently to the entire message more than once.

This is the first time I have heard of "Morman Messages" and just by "chance" found them today. I know that it was not by chance, but by another tender mercy I was blessed with today. This was THE message I needed to hear today. Because of this message, my prayers have been answered. Thank you Elder Bednar for being an instrument in God's hands to answer my questions and concerns that have been on my mind for a long time.

YES YES and Yes! And I thank God everyday for these "tender mercies" without them life would be bland and we would find ourselves feeling hopless and down….but with them I have a mission and am reminded of that mission every time I receive one of these gifts!

Thank you for having it captioned. It helps me understand better about how Christ is a part of my life. I'm deaf and it is always good to learn more everyday.

When I am struggling, and I pray in faith, I am given strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. What a great gift.

Wonderful and inspired counsel for us to pay close attention to the simple and personal moments within us. Thank you for posting. It helped me to ponder and be thankful for my personal blessings.

Words escape me because my heart is so full. I know of the Tender Mercies that my Lord and Savior has blessed me with. This video is a visual conformation of those Mercies. Thank you.

my and my 3 kids have being recipents of many of the tender mercies of the lord, jesus christ, and for that and for all that he has done for us we are foerever greatfull.
in the good times he is there for us and in the times of need he is holding us up for us to keep going and be able to endure to the end.

I tear-up every time I watch this one. By far my favorite video, between this and "Lifting Burdens". After watching this one, I finally became humbled and knew in the depths of my soul that it is the very small, yet very many "Tender Mercies" that can guide me to one day become the Man I always wanted to, and have it in me to be! 🙂

Couldn't be anytime in my life to listen to this spirit uplifting and soul healing video.. than now.. I thank thee oh Lord for a prophet..

I am grateful every day of the gift of this restored church and the Tender Mercies of the Lord that get me through each day. I so want to share this message and the restoration with everyone I meet. These Mormon Messages have changed my life and I thank Sisters Phillips and Graves from Tacoma Mission serving in Sequim, Wa Sequim Bay Ward # 1. They are my joy.

One of the tender mercies I received personally was the opportunity to serve as Elder Bednar's interpreter when he came to my home country.  I have been forever changed by that experience.  Apostles are who they say they are.

"Have mercy on me o Lord, according to the multitude of thy tender mercies and loving kindness". I have had to pray that prayer many times….. and still do. It works for me, it will work for anyone; even you. Psalms 51. Thanks

its beautiful message even when i do not understand the language inglish very well i fill that the elder DAVID.A BEDNAR is talking to me

Leave a Reply