Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.—Deuteronomy 1:21
Discouragement leads to distraction, a lack of focus. Distraction eliminates the very focus the eye of faith requires. Discouragement and distraction are two of Satan’s most effective tools, but they are also bad habits.—Kevin W. Pearson
This Day in Church History
1778: Mary Musselman (Whitmer), later the wife of Peter Whitmer Sr., mother of five Book of Mormon witnesses, and the only woman to be shown the Book of Mormon plates, is born in Strausburg, Pennsylvania.
1793: Edward Partridge, later the first bishop of the Church, is born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
1895: A star representing Utah is added to the United States flag, bringing the total number of stars on the flag to 45.
1982: President Gordon B. Hinckley breaks ground for the Taipei Taiwan Temple.
What are some scriptures you love to read when you feel discouraged?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.