Latter-day Saint Life

President Monson Challenges Saints to Find Courage to Believe


Courage: it's something scripture heroes have in bulk. But, for those of us who won't cross oceans or take on armies, how do we show courage in our faith?

President Monson recently shared a post on Facebook about the courage it takes to believe in the gospel in our day and age—something that we need in daily living, not only in moments of extreme difficulties.

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Courage may be necessary for you to believe; it will at times be necessary as you obey. It will most certainly be required as you endure until that day when you will leave this mortal existence.
I have spoken over the years with many individuals who have told me, “I have so many problems, such real concerns. I’m overwhelmed with the challenges of life. What can I do?”
I have offered to them, and I now offer to you, this specific suggestion: seek heavenly guidance one day at a time. Life by the yard is hard; by the inch it’s a cinch. Each of us can be true for just one day—and then one more and then one more after that—until we’ve lived a lifetime guided by the Spirit, a lifetime close to the Lord, a lifetime of good deeds and righteousness.
The Savior promised, “Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.”

Do we have the courage to truly believe and hold true to our faith, regardless of what comes into our lives?

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