Like many I have faced my doubts and many of my questions have been answered with, "not yet."
When I faced a trial that brought all my doubts full center, I found myself thinking,
"I'm done with the church!"
But then my trusted friend whispered, "Before you decide watch General Conference, then decide."
I defiantly agreed feeling that there would be nothing said that would change my mind.
I should'a known better because my trusted friend knows me inside out.
There was one talk that spoke deeply to my soul. It was as if that brother was speaking only to me.
I knew at that moment that I could trust the brethren and they would never lead me astray.
That day I promised that my eyes stay fixed upon my Savior and the brethren.
Shortly after that experience I have read about the "fall out" of many who do not feel that they can trust the brethren and feel their needs are best met outside the Church.
All through my Institute years I heard this promise, "The Book of Mormon was written for us
in this day." Back then I didn't really think much of it but as I have matured in years
I am finding the truthfulness of those words.
There have been many stories that are totally addressing an issue our world is facing today.
I am finding a deeper love and appreciation for my Book of Mormon.
Just last night I read a passage where I thought it was Helaman was teaching the people and because of the "strictness of the word" many walked away. I tried to find it to share in this post but could not find it. But I will keep looking.
One Scripture has been running through my mind and can be found in John 6:48-68.
I will just share parts of this scripture story: