Faith to Leave the Harbor

“Even when turbulence comes our way, we can be led by the lighthouse of the gospel and our testimonies of the Savior Jesus Christ.” Read the full article. —Elder Claudio R. M. Costa


Leaving the Safe Harbor

  • Early converts to the Church left behind safe places to embrace the gospel. In doing so they blessed others.
  • My own wife was safe and comfortable with her family, but she left the security of that harbor to marry me and live in very humble conditions.
  • When we leave the safe harbors, more happiness comes into our lives.
  • Even in turbulence from life’s storms, we can be led by the lighthouse of the gospel and our testimonies of the Savior Jesus Christ.

The Savior’s Example

  • He left the comfort at His Father’s right hand to give His life as an atoning sacrifice for all mankind.
  • He knew what it was like to leave the safe harbor (see Matthew 8:20) and taught us to seek first the kingdom of God (see Matthew 6:31, 33).
  • In every way Christ set the example for us—how to live, how to serve, and how to find answers to meet our challenges.

Don’t Be Afraid

  • Don’t be afraid to leave for the open sea, to confront the waves of your future.
  • The lesson for all of us is to grow in faith and obedience so we will have confidence to do what the Lord asks of us.
  • I promise if you have faith in God, you will have the lighthouse of the gospel to help you and bless your life. God will be with you.
  • Your example and testimony will touch the lives of all you meet.

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