Monday, March 17, 2008

But if Not...

One of the most memorable sermons from the April 2004 General Conference was Dennis E. Simmons' address on faith. Elder Simmons taught that true faith involves trusting the Lord completely, even when our prayers aren't answered the way we'd like.

Faith is not bravado, not just a wish... Faith is believing that although we do not understand all things, He does... Men accomplish marvelous things by trusting in the Lord and keeping His commandments—by exercising faith even when they don't know how the Lord is shaping them.
Last year I performed disappointingly on my Law School Admission Test. After months of prayer and promising practice exams, my score was devastating. Though it was impossible to see then, I see now that the Lord had important lessons to teach me through that humbling LSAT experience. In this address, Elder Simmons explains the importance of such "But If Not..." moments in our lives.

But if Not…: Audio Text
Dennis E. Simmons General Conference 04/04/2004

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