Facing the Uncertain Future with Faith

“Facing the Uncertain Future with Faith,” Ensign, July 2020

Young Adults

Facing the Uncertain Future with Faith


I am a planner. I like to know what to expect out of every day, so that I can be prepared for it. But how do I prepare for the future when it is so distant and uncertain?

Life is vast. There is so much of it ahead! There is so much that could happen! There is so much I could do! Sometimes the possibilities are overwhelming.

There are plenty of things I want: a spouse, a good job, to live abroad, to own a cat, to write a novel, to learn Russian … But I also know that desires and goals change. Priorities shift.

One priority that must never shift is our commitment to God and His plan. With His foresight, we can navigate through a future that is full of questions because He will help us find the answers, one step at a time. We just have to make the best choice we can with each step.

In this section, young adults share their personal experiences of how they plan for their future with Heavenly Father’s help and how they move forward with faith when faced with so much uncertainty.

When it comes to the future, there are so many questions, but that just means there is so much potential. We have potential too—divine potential to become like our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

And that makes our future glorious.

Meg Yost