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In Whom Do You Trust?

In Whom Do You Trust In Times of Turbulent Changes

In times of turbulent change, we have a God who changes not, and in whom we can totally trust.  “For God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said, therefore his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round.” (D&C 3:2)

As we move forward in these challenging, changing times, let us look to God’s timing – knowing that we can totally trust Him.  Given all that is going on in the world, Satan will use fear, doubt, anxiety, worry about our future.  In stark contrast, we have a sure anchor in God and His timing.  His timing is all about His children, and He will orchestrate events as needed to bring about the greatest good.  Faith: It is the moving power to defy all odds because you know what God has said is TRUE.

He declares, “Behold, this is my work and my glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.” (Moses 1:39) The Savior further amplifies, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” (John 15:8).  In other words, by sharing His glorious gospel message we become true disciples and join in the Father’s work and timing to help as many as will to come back to Him and a fullness of joy – in spite of all the challenges life brings to us.  As we catch the vision that His work is “one eternal round,” we will be caught up in the glory of that vision. Let us pray that his “Will” be done.

A Fullness of Joy

In all that God does, He is motivated by His infinite love, and He will never violate our free choice (agency).  Because of His love, He asks us to be perfect like He is, because therein lies a fullness of joy, when we catch the vision.  He has given us His Precious and Beloved Son as a perfect exemplar, and to work out the perfect and infinite atonement, which brings to perfection Father’s Plan of Happiness.  In the grand irony of God’s perfect plan, the greatest agony suffered in the Savior’s atonement opened the door to the greatest happiness.  There are six scriptures that use the phrase, “one eternal round.”  I use them in this blog article to help us catch the vision of His perfect plan in the midst of the storms of life.

Prayers of the Faithful

In these challenging times, the prayers of the faithful are coming up to His throne, and He hears them and will honor them.  This 3 October 2020 Presidential election may be the most significant election in US history, as the liberty and freedom vouchsafed by our founding documents are being seriously challenged. Our prayers and repentance matter most as we focus our faith on keeping this nation free.  This Land of the Free is a major player in the vision.  As President Trump profoundly said in his closing remarks to the UN in September, “God bless America!”  Ezra’s eagle prophecy indicates Trump will be elected.

Listen to the Voice of the Lord

The best thing we can do is “Listen to the voice of Jesus Christ, your Redeemer, the Great I AM, whose arm of mercy hath atoned for your sins.  Who will gather his people even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, even as many as will hearken to my voice and humble themselves before me, and call upon me in mighty prayer.” (D&C 29:1-2)  He will help each of us in our paths and in dealing with life’s challenges if we will “Listen to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round, the same today as yesterday, and forever.” (D&C 35:1)

“For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times to come; wherefore, the course of the Lord is one eternal round.” (1 Nephi 10:19)  And He is ever there to help us in our mortal journey through these challenging and changing times ahead.  He knows the future is bright, and He will reveal it to us as we ask, seek, and knock. (Matt. 7:7-8)  In the last couple of months, I have felt an increase in faith in the Lord in this country and in the world, and that increases my hope.  We have great challenges ahead, but we will see that the blessings after the storms will far out weigh anything that transpires.  TRUST IN THE LORD!

David W Allan