I am thankful for my membership in and testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am grateful for parents who daily taught me about what is right and what is wrong and how I should live my life. My dad taught us and reminded us all often that if we put God first everything else will work out.
We Can Trust God in Good Times and Bad
Right now the world is in a state of confusion and full of contention. It can cause us to often have an inner conflict. I am so grateful I can always turn to My Father in Heaven in prayer and to the Book of Mormon for peace and guidance.
My favorite scripture is, “Be still and know that I am God.” Whenever worries seem to pile up and chaos surrounds, I try to focus on that. Our Father in Heaven knows me and each one of us. He loves us and our families. He knows what is best for us, even when we don’t always understand. He is in charge. I try to remember that He is always there and that He has a plan and then go forward in faith.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said in the October 2020 General Conference, “The point is faith means trusting God in good times and bad, even if that includes some suffering until we see His arm revealed in our behalf. “ May we have the strength, each one of us, to remain faithful and to look up.