O Lord, wilt thou redeem my soul? Wilt thou deliver me out of the hands of mine enemies? Wilt thou make me that I may shake at the appearance of sin?—2 Nephi 4:31
We can trust the Lord. He never forgets any of us or any of our needs. Sometimes we do not get what we ask for. Then we must stop and think for a minute: maybe we are not supposed to get what we think we need. Even if our desires are just, maybe it’s not the right time in our life or maybe it’s never going to be the right time in this mortal life. We need to totally trust in the Lord, put ourselves in His hands, and accept our lot in life. —Cinzia Donatelli Noble
This Day in LDS History
1833: Several hundred Jackson County citizens meet and demand that the Saints leave the county. A mob destroys the Church’s printing press, which was being used to publish Joseph Smith’s revelations, and tars and feathers Bishop Edward Partridge and Charles Allen.
1951: Because the Korean War reduces the number of young elders available to serve as full-time missionaries, the First Presidency issues a call for seventies to help with missionary work.
1985: One hundred thousand people attend a Church dance festival at the Rose Bowl in southern California.
1995: The Presbyterian General Assembly of the United States adopts a resolution that the Church is “a new emerging religion that expresses allegiance to Jesus Christ in terms used within the Christian tradition.” Although it rejects the Church’s claim as the only true church, the document does much to heal wounds.
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.