Welcome! I am Samuel Young, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This website, previously a blog about my experiences as a missionary, is about my post-mission life. If you have questions about anything, feel free to ask me! You can send me a Facebook message or leave a comment. The things that I write or post here are my own views and are not authorized or official statements of the Church. Make it a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Weaknesses and shortcomings are part of life

One of my favorite scriptures in the Book of Mormon is Ether 12:27:
"And if men come unto me I will show unto them their aweakness. I bgive unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my cgrace is sufficient for all men that dhumble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make eweak things become strong unto them."
In this scripture, Jesus Christ is speaking to the prophet Moroni. He is saying that all people will have some weakness or deficiency in this life. This is necessary because we must all humble ourselves before Him in order to return to His presence. The Lord also shows us how we can overcome our weaknesses: we must have faith in Him. Having faith in Jesus Christ means we must trust Him enough to follow His commandments even when we don't completely understand the reason for following them. It also means that we believe that He loves us.

Some people have difficulty in school. Some people struggle with significant physical limitations. Some people have addictions to drugs or pornography. Some people have trouble feeling that they are loved or worthwhile. But all of these weaknesses can be overcome through Jesus Christ's Atonement if we will humble ourselves and have faith in Him.

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