"One of the principal purposes of this life is to find out if the Lord can trust us. One of our familiar scriptures says, 'And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them' (Abr. 3:25). We are destined to be tried, tested, and proven during our sojourn on earth to see if we are trustworthy.
"The Prophet Joseph Smith indicated that to attain the highest blessing of this life, we will first be tested and proved thoroughly until the Lord is certain that he can trust us in all things, regardless of the personal hazard or sacrifice involved. The Lord loves all of his children, but he can trust some more than others. It is far better when he can both love and trust each one of us.
"It has been said that one measure of a man is not how much he is worth, but rather how much he can borrow, how much he can be trusted with someone else's money. I feel that the banker's formula for measuring trust has a direct application to spiritual trust. Just as a banker measures a person's character, capacity, and capital, so the Lord might measure our character, our capacity, and our spiritual capital (or spiritual reserves) to identify those in whom he might trust the more." - Robert E. Wells, "The C's of Spirituality," Ensign (CR), November 1978, p.24
"Don't face the world alone. 'Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.' (Prov. 3:5.)" - Richard G. Scott, "Trust in the Lord," Ensign (CR), May 1989, p.35
We are tested to see if God can trust us. We are tested that we may gain experience and be far more compassionate and effective in helping others, in doing the work of the Lord. We are tested that we may draw close to God and know that he is. - Elaine Cannon, “Adversity,” p. 120
"Some of you may feel that you can't rise above the polluted pond, that your circumstances are too difficult, your trials too hard, your temptations too great. But remember Alma's promise: 'Whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.' Remember, the stalk of the water lily grows in adversity, and as the stalk lifts the water lily, your faith will support and lift you." - Mary N. Cook, "Anchors of Testimony," Ensign (CR), May 2008
"Brothers and sisters, we are all looking forward to the day when we can return home to our Heavenly Father. In order to qualify for exaltation in the celestial kingdom, we must gain the trust of the Lord here on earth. We gain the trust of the Lord through earning it, and that is accomplished through our actual performance in living His gospel and keeping our covenants. In other words, we earn the trust of the Lord by doing His will." - Richard J. Maynes, "Keeping Our Covenants," Ensign (CR), November 2004, p. 92
One of the principal purposes of this life is to find out if the Lord can trust us. One of our familiar scriptures says, “And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them” (Abr. 3:25). We are destined to be tried, tested, and proven during our sojourn on earth to see if we are trustworthy. - Robert E. Wells, "The Cs of Spirituality," Ensign (CR) November 1978
We must trust in the Lord. If we give ourselves freely to Him, our burdens will be lifted and our hearts will be consoled. - W. Craig Zwick, "The Lord Thy God Will Hold Thy Hand," Ensign (CR), November 2003, p.34
Prayers can only be truly effective in a relationship of deep trust. He already trusts us; it is up to us to raise our level of trust in Him so that honest communication can take place and the relationship can be fully effective. I thought of the relationship between the Father and the Son. What courage, what trust, what faith, what love they had for each other, as exemplified by the scripture: "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt" (Matthew 26:39). What an example to strive for and follow! - John H. Groberg, "The Fire of Faith," p. 31
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