Trust in the Lord
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“Trust in the Lord,” Ensign, Jan. 2009, 12

Trust in the Lord

Elder L. Tom Perry

“The Lord needed a strong, vigorous young man who would be teachable. He needed someone he could mold into the leader who could bring forth the restoration of the gospel. The one foreordained for this great assignment was Joseph Smith. Out of weak things of the earth, the Lord created one with power and strength. Few prophets have come from more humble beginnings than those of the Prophet Joseph Smith. … Joseph Smith developed a great reliance on the Lord, trusting in him and gaining exceptional spiritual strength so he could use the gifts the Lord would give to him to organize the Church” (“By the Hands of His Prophets,” Ensign, Aug. 1998, 50, 51).