What Is God’s Message for Me Today?
Have you ever wondered why you’re here on earth, what the point of your life is, or whether there’s a life after this one? God has the answers to these questions, and He wants you to know the truth for yourself. You can learn His message for you by studying the scriptures, communing with Him through prayer, and listening to the words of the prophets.
God still speaks
During hard times, we can feel lost or even abandoned by God. Many people question if God is aware of us and if He leads and guides us.
But God truly does live, and He speaks to us. He is the same God who saved Noah from the flood, parted the Red Sea, and led Israel into the promised land. And He has the power to work miracles in your life too. He will hear and answer your prayers. He will guide you through life. He will help you learn His message for you if you seek Him out.
Ask questions in prayer
God always hears and answers our prayers. In the book of Matthew, Jesus makes this promise: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7). God wants to bless us. He wants to lead us, guide us, and teach us. But He doesn’t often answer questions that we never ask Him. Show your faith in God by communicating with Him through prayer. Ask Him what He wants for you in life. Your answer may not come right away or in the way you expect, but it will come.
Read God’s word
The holy scriptures are full of God’s dealings with His children. The Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon both teach us about who God is, how we can develop a relationship with Him, and how we can return to live with Him one day. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (see Hebrews 13:8), so His words and commandments are important to us.
Listen to prophets
Since ancient times, God has called prophets to lead His people. A prophet is someone who has been called by God to give guidance to the entire world. Though God’s commandments never change, the circumstances we encounter in the world are always changing. Through prophets, God helps us know how to navigate the unique challenges and trials of our day. By studying the words of prophets, apostles, and other inspired leaders, you can learn what God’s message is for you today.
Hear How Others Have Felt Direction and Love from God
“I feel God’s love the most when I pray with a sincere and humble heart. He’s been leading me every step of the way, even all those years before I got baptized. I am so grateful!”
“I feel God’s love by counting my blessings and realizing that even though we struggle, God is always there to help. When I kneel in prayer and sincerely talk to Him, I feel an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for everything He has blessed me with.”
“I feel God’s love by reviewing the blessings He’s given me thoughout my day.”
Kansas City, MO
“I often feel God’s love in my life through other people. He always knows when I am feeling low and prompts others to reach out to me.”
“I feel God’s love in my life through my family. I feel His love through the knowledge I have of Him being there for me.”
New Delhi, India
What does God want you to know?
While you’ll certainly encounter unique situations and challenges in your life, there are certain important gospel truths that are true for everyone. God wants you to know that you are His child. He has a plan for you. He wants you to feel hopeful, important, and loved—because you are.
You have a purpose
Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon teach that before this life, we lived with God. None of us are here by accident. We came to earth to receive a body, learn how to make good choices, be tested, and grow. Our existence won’t end after death. We will all be resurrected as Jesus was. If we choose to follow Jesus in this life, we will be able to return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father.
You can be happy
The Book of Mormon teaches, “Men are, that they might have joy” (2 Nephi 2:25). God wants you to be happy, and you’re meant to be. When you believe in Him and do your best to keep His commandments, you will find joy and have hope for the future.