Special Witness

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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From “Hope and Faith,” Ensign, Feb. 2005, 20; “Shall He Find Faith on the Earth?” Ensign, Nov. 2002, 82; “Journey to Higher Ground,” Ensign, Nov. 2005, 16.

How can I have faith when the world seems so scary?

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

  • Always have faith, first of all, in our Heavenly Father and in His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

  • Just move forward regardless of the world. As you read the scriptures, you will know what you should do.

  • In every age we are faced with a choice. We can trust in our own strength, or we can journey to higher ground and come unto Christ.

  • Keep busy in doing the right things. Peace and hope come from knowing the Lord and our Heavenly Father and following Their way of living.

  • Sometimes the world appears dark. Sometimes our faith is tried. Yet we should not despair. We should never abandon our faith. We should not lose hope.

  • Be of good cheer. Have faith and confidence. The Lord will not forsake you.

[illustration] Suffer Little Children to Come unto Me, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, courtesy of the National Historic Museum at Frederiksborg in Hillerød, Denmark