Psalm 118:8–9

Trust in the Lord.

8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

Elder Richard G. Scott said:

“God has given us the capacity to exercise faith, that we may find peace, joy, and purpose in life. However, to employ its power, faith must be founded on something. There is no more solid foundation than faith in the love Heavenly Father has for you, faith in His plan of happiness, and faith in the capacity and willingness of Jesus Christ to fulfill all of His promises. . . .

“Motivating faith is centered in trust in the Lord and in His willingness to answer your needs. For ‘the Lord . . . doth bless and prosper those who put their trust in him’ (Helaman 12:1; see also Proverbs 3:5–6). The consistent, willing exercise of faith increases your confidence and ability to employ the power of faith. . . .

“Why worry about future calamities or uncertainties over which you have no control? Your righteous character magnifies the probability that you will never have to suffer them. When challenges and testing do come, your faith will lead you to solutions. Your peace of mind, your assurance of answers to vexing problems, your ultimate joy depend upon your trust in Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Right will ultimately prevail. It will yield blessings now as you in faith obey the commandments of God.

“Remember, an unfailing, continual, ever-present source of peace and comfort is available to you. It is the certainty that your Father in Heaven loves you no matter what your circumstance, no matter what winds of trial, turmoil, or tribulation whirl about you. That certainty will never change. Your ability to access that support depends on the strength of your faith in Him and in His certain willingness to bless you.”

(“The Sustaining Power of Faith in Times of Uncertainty and Testing,” Ensign, May 2003, 75–76, 77–78, Ensign, May 2003, 75–76, 77–78.)

 

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