He Nourishes Us according to Our Needs

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When you seem to be the only one around with trials and setbacks, how can you still trust in God’s plan? When my husband and I got married, we received several succulent plants as gifts. Although we’d never had our own plants before, we’d heard succulents were the easiest plants… Continue reading

Moving Forward in Spite of Fear

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Each of us faces fear in life; the best way to overcome our fear is by moving forward with faith in God. We’ve all experienced fear of the unknown at some point. When life hands us something that’s difficult or uncertain, we often feel fear or worry, even if we… Continue reading

Blessings Come—Even While We Wait

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Patience is a virtue, but we don’t always have to wait for good things to come. Many of God’s blessings are right in front of our faces. Sometimes it’s easy to feel as though God takes too long to answer our prayers or that certain blessings will never come. It’s… Continue reading

Does Heavenly Father Care About Your Education?

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We know we can pray for help in gaining spiritual knowledge, but is it wrong to pray for help in gaining academic knowledge? Continue reading

What Should I Do When the Answer Is No?

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When the answer to a prayer is no, it’s easy to get angry with God. However, we need to choose to have faith and trust the One who knows the end from the beginning. My husband and I had been anxiously waiting all day for his cell phone to ring.… Continue reading

Facing Ambiguity with Faith

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The problems we face aren’t always black and white. How we respond to the gray areas and the moments when reality doesn’t measure up to our ideals can greatly influence our faith. To kids, the world can seem pretty simple. They work and play; learn the difference between right and… Continue reading

Rooting Your Testimony in Christ

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Despite the whirlwind of challenges thrown our way, we can fulfill our potential by planting and nourishing roots in Jesus Christ. What do a scrub oak tree and a testimony have in common? They both can outlast oppressing conditions—but only if they have deep roots. In the article “Rooted in… Continue reading

Help and Happiness Ahead

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Every one of us experiences trials. But when we trust in Christ, we can find hope that things will get better. Trials are a part of the mortal journey. Our trials may be different, but we all face them. Some struggle with illness or death of loved ones; others deal… Continue reading

“Look Up!”: A Timely Reminder

A tough time on my mission and a special friend helped me have faith and remember what life is all about: looking toward our Savior. It was my first week as a missionary in the rice fields of Japan; I was homesick, illiterate, and lost. The thought of going to… Continue reading

Six Ways to Invite the Lord to be Your Partner in Building Your Life

We all have dreams, aspirations, and goals, but when we trust the Lord to direct our lives, he will bless us beyond our expectations. Lawrence P. Vincent is a professional opera singer, but he says, “in my wildest dreams…I never envisioned myself [here]. Never!” In a BYU devotional, “Ordinary Lives,… Continue reading