“To the Point,” New Era, Sept. 2018, 29.
To the Point
How can I develop unshakeable faith and overcome doubt?
Nephi once shared a key to developing the kind of unshakeable faith he gained. In spite of weakness and trial, he said, “I know in whom I have trusted” (2 Nephi 4:19). We must know Jesus Christ and trust Him.
To know Jesus Christ means, among other things, to strive to learn of Him, follow His truths, listen to His prophets, keep His commandments, pray to the Father in His name, repent, make and keep covenants, and serve Him. As we do these things, we receive the Holy Ghost’s witness, as well as other blessings and gifts through the Spirit and the grace of Jesus Christ. This leads us to trust Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father.
President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, has taught that “faith in the Lord Jesus Christ prepares you for whatever life brings” (“Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,” Apr. 1994 general conference). When life brings the “fiery darts of the wicked” in the form of temptations, doubts, and trials, it is the “shield of faith”—faith in Jesus Christ—that will protect us and help us “quench all” of them (Ephesians 6:16).