We live in a world where fact-checking has never been more important. But with the wealth of information available at our fingertips, where do we go to find real truth?
In a society overloaded with information from every medium possible, where do we turn for the truth? Social media is flooded with three sides of every news story, and it can be impossible to know which sources are valid. Do I believe the blogger with a PhD or the news anchor with a script? We live in a world where fact-checking has never been more important. But with the wealth of information available at our fingertips, where do we even begin?
In his 2013 general conference address, Elder Adrián Ochoa gives us an easy solution: look up. We can easily get weighed down with all the things we don’t know or don’t understand. However, Elder Ochoa reminds us, “If you ever come across anything that causes you to question your testimony of the gospel, I plead with you to look up. Look to the Source of all wisdom and truth. Nourish your faith and testimony with the word of God.”
Looking up not only informs us for our present but also prepares us for our future. We live in a turbulent time, but Elder Ochoa assures us that we can “look up and prepare ourselves” to better see the approaching storms ahead. Life may, at times, seem overrun with too many questions and not enough answers; but by asking the right questions and looking to the Savior for your answers, you will always be led to the highest source of truth.
Read more about preparing for life’s storms with revelation from Elder Adrián Ochoa’s conference talk “Look Up.”
Source: General Conference
—Noelle Conder, Latter-day Saint Insights
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Learn more about finding answers from President Cecil O. Samuelson, “The Importance of Asking Questions.”
Hear more about changing your perspective in Elder Yoon Hwan Choi’s General Conference talk, “Don’t Look Around, Look Up!”
Read another view on this topic in “In a World Looking Down, We Can Look Up.”
So much truth in this–which can be hard to find! Thank you for your article. So insightful!