Latter-day Saint Life

When God Doesn't Seem to Show Up When You Need Him Most


What a beautiful testimony:

"Heavenly Father had faith in Jesus. 

"He had complete faith that in the moment when Christ felt most alone, in that moment when there was darkness and emptiness and no voice whispering back, in that moment when the Spirit had left and the pain was immense and the blood stung his eyes–he decided to pray anyway."

Today in church a newborn baby was blessed.

In my church, how a baby blessing works is the father will hold the baby in the center of a circle of family and friends and a prayer is said for the start of the little one’s life. Today something that was said in the blessing caught my attention.

“I bless you to always feel Heavenly Father near and His love for you,” the sweet dad said.

Wouldn’t that be nice?! My inner thoughts said back. And maybe there are some of you who legitimately have the gift of always feeling Him near and knowing without a doubt that His love for you is bigger than life. *If so, I totally want your life.*

But I wasn’t born with that gift.

Lead image from All Our Lemmony Things.

Get help in overcoming a faith crises and loving those in the midst of them with Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt, which offers those who struggle—and those who love them—practical ways to stay planted in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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