Melanie Stroud

Episode 37 Be Ye Reconciled to God

September 9–15

2 Corinthians 1-7

“Be Ye Reconciled to God”

Given the tribulation that Paul faced in his ministry, it’s not surprising that he wrote a lot about the purposes and blessings of tribulation. Think about ways your trials can be a blessing as you read 2 Corinthians 1:3–7; 4:6–10, 17–18; and 7:4–7. For example, you might ponder how God “comforteth [you] in all [your] tribulation” and how you can, in turn, “comfort them which are in any trouble” (2 Corinthians 1:4). Or you might focus on the light of Jesus Christ that “hath shined in our hearts,” even when you are “troubled” and “perplexed” (2 Corinthians 4:6–10).

See also Mosiah 24:13–17; Gospel Topics, “Adversity,”



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2 thoughts on “Episode 37 Be Ye Reconciled to God”

  1. This subject is perfectly timed with Suicide Prevention week. And having been someone who is just recovering from the depths of suicidal thoughts- that came completely out of left field and made no sense for someone in my circumstance- I can now fully EMPATHIZE with someone who is struggling with anxiety, depression, self worth, and suicidal thoughts.
    We are all connected. We are not supposed to be holed up in isolation. We are here to help ourselves and our brothers and sisters get back to our Heavenly Father.
    Love your Podcast. I’ve been spreading the word every where I go.

  2. Thanks Melanie for all the wonderful podcasts. I just got on board a couple of weeks ago but i’ve loved what I have heard. I have that Uses of Adversity! Love it! Super powerful. Emily Watts came and spoke at our stake RS meeting and I was able to order it online through Deseret Book. Loved your Analogy of the Microwave a couple weeks back. We truly can’t imagine the extent of God’s love.
    And loved the idea that we can seek to prophesy or edify all around us – you are doing it and inspiring us to do the same!

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