Jordan’s Advice

“Jordan’s Advice,” New Era, Apr. 2004, 41

Jordan’s Advice

A couple years ago, I was very frustrated. I was trying to make new friends, and my family was having problems. After the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, I was worried about the possibility of war and was scared that something else bad would happen to the United States. Focusing on all the negative things going on around me made my own battle with Satan more difficult. I needed to be comforted.

My brother, Jordan, had just left on his mission. He was the peacemaker in the home, and I could always talk to him when I was troubled. In a letter, his advice to me was to read the scriptures. I opened the scriptures and read D&C 75:10: “Calling on the name of the Lord for the Comforter, which shall teach them all things that are expedient for them.”

I got a feeling to pray for comfort and answers. When I did, the Spirit came to me, and my heart felt warm. I felt that the scriptures are true and that if I lived righteously, I didn’t have to worry. My prayer calmed me, and I didn’t worry anymore.

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