“A Focus on Faith,” New Era, May 2012, 4
[The] particle of faith most precious and which you should protect and use to whatever extent you can is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Moroni taught the power of that faith this way: “And neither at any time hath any wrought miracles until after their faith; wherefore they first believed in the Son of God” [Ether 12:18].
A foundation of faith … takes time to build. … If the foundation of faith is not embedded in our hearts, the power to endure will crumble.
… That solid basis for a foundation of faith is personal integrity. …
It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. … You can do it wherever you are and however alone and deserted you may feel.
If we have faith in Jesus Christ, the hardest as well as the easiest times in life can be a blessing. In all conditions, we can choose the right with the guidance of the Spirit. We have the gospel of Jesus Christ to shape and guide our lives if we choose it. And with prophets revealing to us our place in the plan of salvation, we can live with perfect hope and a feeling of peace. We never need to feel that we are alone or unloved in the Lord’s service because we never are. We can feel the love of God. The Savior has promised angels on our left and our right to bear us up [see D&C 84:88]. And He always keeps His word.
There is nothing that … will come into your family as important as the sealing blessings. There is nothing more important than honoring the marriage and family covenants you … will make in the temples of God.
Gain and keep a sure witness that the keys of the priesthood are with us and held by the President of the Church. Pray for that every day. The answer will come with an increase in … your feelings of hope, and with greater happiness in your service. You will be more cheerful and optimistic.