During Trials of Faith

I recently read the March issue of the Ensign and really appreciated the article titled “When Doubts and Questions Arise” by Adam Kotter. There were some excellent suggestions in it, and this particular quote caught my eye:

“…Elder Neil L. Anderson…asked:

“How do you remain ‘steadfast and immovable’ during a trial of faith? You immerse yourself in the very things that helped build your core of faith: you exercise faith in Christ, you pray, you ponder the scriptures, you repent, you keep the commandments, and you serve others.

“When faced with a trial of faith—whatever you do, don’t step away from the Church! Distancing yourself from the kingdom of God during a trial of faith is like leaving the safety of a secure storm cellar just as the tornado comes into view.”

Elder Andersen also taught that “faith … is a decision.” The Lord will not force your intellect or your obedience. You must choose faith intentionally! That choice does not violate your intellectual honesty; it is evidence of eternal and divine respect for your agency.”

To read the complete article, click here.


2 thoughts on “During Trials of Faith

  1. mrsmandy

    Thank you for this! We are and have been for 4 years in a trial where my dear husband has once again been passed over for a job that will support our family. We have stepped out of the shelter into the storm in foolishness and must find the way back.

  2. sheraz2011 Post author

    I am sorry that you are continuing through such a hard trial and that you got out of the shelter…the great thing is that the Lord is ALWAYS waiting for you to make the choice to come back and will help you as you do. I will pray that you find suitable employment and the peace of the gospel as you make the effort to return to the shelter.


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