Archive | January 18, 2010

Trusting God

I had an interesting weekend.  And, because I’m unemployed, when I say weekend, I mean from Thursday to Sunday.  I guess today is Martin Luther King day, so technically, I could throw today in there as well.  I’d be much more excited about a 5-day weekend, if I wasn’t in the midst of a multi-month weekend.

Anyway…events lined up this weekend to have me asking the question “Do I trust God?”

Do I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that he said and did everything he claims he did?

Do I believe the Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and all the rest to Gordon B. Hinkley were prophets?  Do I believe that Thomas S Monson is a prophet?

Do I trust that the quorum of the twelve were divinely called?  Do I believe that my district, stake, ward and priesthood leaders are men of God?  Do I trust that they are  inspired of God?

Do I believe the scriptures?  Do I believe that it was God, and not Joseph Smith who said:”…Be not troubled, for, when all these things come to pass, ye may know that the promises which have been made unto you shall be fulfilled.” (Doctrine and Covenants 45:35)

Do I trust in the promises that were made to me by Stake Presidents, Mission Leaders and the Patriarch?

Do I trust in God?

For those of you who know me, don’t worry, I’m not having a crisis of faith.  I think that blind faith is almost as dangerous as no faith, and that Heavenly Father wants us to ask questions. (James 5:1-6, Moroni 10:4-5, there are many more, you can search them out yourself) I just needed to sit back and re-evaluate where I am on the faith scale.

For the record, I do trust God.  I do believe that Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet of God, and that the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles et. all were divinely called.  I do believe that God will keep the promises He’s made to me, I just need to have patience and faith.

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