Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Faith

  • "Let us not take counsel from our fears. May we remember always to be of good cheer, put our faith in God, and live worthy for Him to direct us. We are each entitled to receive personal inspiration to guide us through our mortal probation. May we so live that our hearts are open at all times to the whisperings and comfort of the Spirit."

    —James E. Faust, "Be Not Afraid"
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  • "As another example, there are many things in our early Church history, such as what Joseph Smith did or did not do in every circumstance, that some use as a basis for opposition. To all I say, exercise faith and put reliance on the Savior’s teaching that we should “know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:16). The Church is making great efforts to be transparent with the records we have, but after all we can publish, our members are sometimes left with basic questions that cannot be resolved by study. That is the Church history version of “opposition in all things.” Some things can be learned only by faith (see D&C 88:118). Our ultimate reliance must be on faith in the witness we have received from the Holy Ghost."

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "Opposition in All Things"
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  • "Faith is further sustained by daily doses of spirituality that come to us as we kneel in prayer. It begins with us as individuals and extends to our families, who need to be solidified in righteousness. Honesty, decency, integrity, and morality are all necessary ingredients of our faith and will provide sanctuary for our souls. Simple faith in God the Father; His Son, Jesus Christ; and the Holy Ghost is like a supercharger operating in our lives."

    —James E. Faust, "The Shield of Faith"
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  • "The trial of our faith will always involve staying true to simple, daily practices of faith. Then, and only then, does He promise that we will receive the divine response for which we long."

    —L. Whitney Clayton, "Whatsoever He Saith unto You, Do It"
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  • "Faith as a principle of power comes from a consistent pattern of obedient behavior and attitudes. Personal righteousness is a choice. Faith is a gift from God, and one possessed of it can receive enormous spiritual power."

    —Kevin W. Pearson, "Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ"
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  • "When all is said and done, the only real wealth of the Church is the faith of its people."

    —Gordon B. Hinckley, "Questions and Answers"
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  • "What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?"

    James 2:14
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  • "Our faith grows as we anticipate the glorious day of the Savior’s return to the earth. The thought of His coming stirs my soul. It will be breathtaking! The scope and grandeur, the vastness and magnificence, will exceed anything mortal eyes have ever seen or experienced."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Thy Kingdom Come", Ensign, May 2015
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  • "Day after day, on your path toward your eternal destiny, increase your faith. Proclaim your faith! Let your faith show!"

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Let Your Faith Show"
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  • "My dear friends, your faith did not begin at birth, and it will not end at death. Faith is a choice. Strengthen your faith, and live to be deserving of the Savior’s approving words: “Great is thy faith.” As you do, I promise you that your faith, through the grace of Jesus Christ, will one day allow you to stand with those you love, clean and pure in the presence of God."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Faith is Not by Chance, but by Choice"
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