Special Witness
January 2007

“Special Witness,” Friend, Jan. 2007, 31

Special Witness

From “Hope and Faith,” Ensign, Feb. 2005, 20; “Shall He Find Faith on the Earth?” Ensign, Nov. 2002, 82; “Journey to Higher Ground,” Ensign, Nov. 2005, 16.

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

How can I have faith when the world seems so scary?

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

  • Always have faith, first of all, in our Heavenly Father and in His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

  • Just move forward regardless of the world. As you read the scriptures, you will know what you should do.

  • In every age we are faced with a choice. We can trust in our own strength, or we can journey to higher ground and come unto Christ.

  • Keep busy in doing the right things. Peace and hope come from knowing the Lord and our Heavenly Father and following Their way of living.

  • Sometimes the world appears dark. Sometimes our faith is tried. Yet we should not despair. We should never abandon our faith. We should not lose hope.

  • Be of good cheer. Have faith and confidence. The Lord will not forsake you.

Suffer Little Children to Come unto Me, by Carl Heinrich Bloch, courtesy of the National Historic Museum at Frederiksborg in Hillerød, Denmark