May 7, 2018

And God did hear our cries and did answer our prayers; and we did go forth in his might; yea, we did go forth against the Lamanites, and in one day and a night we did slay three thousand and forty-three; we did slay them even until we had driven them out of our land.

Mosiah 9:18

So in this scripture the Nephites (the good guys) pray and ask God to help them defeat the Lamanites (the bad guys). I think this scripture is a great example of what we should do when we stand in the face of adversity or trials we may face. And no, we shouldn't go kill them if you think that's the direction I'm going. We should pray for the strength and help to conquer the problems face. The problems we may ask for help with can be anything. Big or small. Anything from hard final exams to quitting smoking, god can help us if we just ask him to. Quite often people ask me "Why hasn't God helped me in my life?" I just reply "Have you asked him to help you?" Almost 100% of the time they say no. We can't expect our Father in Heaven to do help us instantly because we need it. He DOES want to help us. We just need to ask. I challenge all who read this to act upon the things I've shared with you.

Have a good week and stay strong!

Elder Erik Orchard