In times of doubt, we can make the decision to believe in and follow Jesus Christ so that his light will guide us throughout our lives.
What are some important choices you’ve made in your life? Choosing a career? Deciding to get married? Selecting a place to live?
Although all these decisions are important, they are not the most important. In his conference address “Choose to Believe,” Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy remarks that choosing to believe, specifically in Jesus Christ, is the most important choice we will ever make.
Just as no one forces us to choose what career to pursue, which person to marry, or what location to live in, God does not force us to believe. But he does invite us to choose Jesus Christ, even when we feel that our spiritual progression is slow or stagnant. If we can choose Christ, even in the darkest of moments, we can rely on our hope and his grace to overcome doubt.
Throughout life, we will inevitably encounter questions and situations that may make us feel lost, confused, or frustrated. In those moments, we have to make the choice: will we believe, or will we give up? Fortunately, there will always be spiritual light to guide us forward, and the source of that light is Jesus Christ. We can experience his eternal light in our lives and feel his divine love and mercy as we strive to believe in him.
Read or watch Elder L. Whitney Clayton’s full talk “Choose to Believe.”
—Sarah Brown, Mormon Insights
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