When the light of your testimony starts to fade, seek the light of Christ to help you pierce through the darkness of your trials and reignite your faith.
We all face fears, insecurities, and doubts that can make our lives seem suffocatingly dark. These challenges can make it difficult to maintain our testimonies, and we may feel impossibly alone. In her talk “Christ: The Light That Shines in Darkness,” Sister Sharon Eubank reassures us that we are never truly alone. Christ is a guiding light for those who “draw near unto [him]” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:63).
Sister Eubank teaches that “one of the fundamental needs we have in order to grow is to stay connected to our source of light—Jesus Christ. … Without a strong connection to Him, we begin to spiritually die.” She continues on to warn that “[Satan] works to dim our light, short-circuit the connection, cut off the power supply, leaving us alone in the dark.” However dark our lives may seem, we are not alone. We can seek the light of Christ by doing the daily things that keep us on the covenant path: praying, reading the scriptures, going to church, and remembering that God loves each of us perfectly.
When we hold fast to the faith we have, however small it may seem, and keep moving forward on the covenant path, we will find the light of Christ in our lives. Sister Eubank reassures, “Take a few more steps on the covenant path, even if it’s too dark to see very far. The lights will come back on.” Christ will meet us where we fall short. If we earnestly seek his light, he will help us rekindle our faith.
Source: General Conference
—Reagan Weston, Latter-day Saint Insights
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