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.