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Why do we have family concerns?
Why do bad things happen?
Why are we asked to “walk by faith, rather than by sight?” (2 Corinithians 5:7)
Why isn’t faith always verifiable by science?
Because it is part of His plan. Because “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)
Why must we do hard things?
Why is keeping a pattern of prayer and scripture study so hard, when we know the promised blessings?
Why must we ask the Lord for help, when He knows of our needs?
Because “without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
Why is it worth it?
“because of your diligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the fruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet, and which is white above all that is white, yea, and pure above all that is pure; and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled, that ye hunger not, neither shall ye thirst.
Then, my brethren, ye shall reap the rewards of your faith, and your diligence, and patience, and long-suffering, waiting for the tree to bring forth fruit unto you.” (Alma 32:42-43)
There are many questions that I have about my faith, and about the Gospel. Why some lessons are so much more painful than others.
I don’t know. But I know enough. And if it’s true, what else matters?