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Monday, August 1, 2011

Trust in Him

I was reminded yesterday of the importance of trusting in our Heavenly Father. The topic was already on my mind when a sister in church spoke about how she and her husband had been blessed as they followed a series of impressions concerning their home. They thought they needed to sell their home, which they did despite market conditions, and found a home they thought to be perfect for them, but then they felt they should not buy that house, although they had already sold theirs. Feeling some concern, they earnestly began their search anew with only a couple of weeks left in their house. They ended up finding a wonderful home that had just been reduced in price, and consequently fit within their budget. They made an offer, but theirs was one of three. Although theirs was not the highest offer, it was accepted, and they've since made many family memories in that beautiful place.

I was impressed by how willing this couple was to act on impressions of the Holy Ghost - first to sell their home and then to not purchase their first real interest, even though they had already sold their current residence. They understood that the Lord had their best interests at heart because He loves them, and they knew they would be happy if they trusted in their impressions.

Christ said, "Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." I think one of the best ways to do that is to act on impressions we receive. When we refuse to do so we feel frustrated and afraid. When we obey, we feel peace and joy and qualify for more help from the Holy Ghost.