The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Stephen D. Nadauld

"How we wish we could see into the future to know the outcome of every troublesome decision and to arrive at the destination without having to make the journey. Many of you pay your tithing, read the scriptures, keep yourselves morally clean, and pray with real intent. And yet you may experience periods of disappointment and heartache as you face the challenges of life. This is normal; your faith is not misplaced. Remember the words of the hymn, 'Be still, my soul: Thy best, thy heav'nly Friend / Thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.'" Stephen D. Nadauld, "Learning to Be like the Lord," "Ensign," Dec. 1995, p. 11

"A most disquieting aspect of the repeated cycles described in the Book of Mormon is the time frame, for an entire people can 'become weak, because of their transgression, in the space of not many years' (Hel. 4:26; emphasis added). Whether it be individuals or a whole society, it is possible that decay from within can wreak havoc in a relatively short time." - Stephen D. Nadauld, "Pride: A Challenge from Within," Ensign, July 1996, p. 19

Life provides for each of us a full-length, wide-screen panorama of opportunities to run into ourselves. The eminent philosopher Pogo expressed it this way: “We have met the enemy, and he is us!” (Walt Kelly.)
In more eloquent terms, Moroni was told by the Lord: “And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness …; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.” (Ether 12:27.) – Stephen D. Nadauld, “Faith and Good Works,” Ensign (CR) May 1992

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