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.”
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