Some of the things I know for sure:
I know that Heavenly Father lives, and that He knows and loves each of us, His children, individually.
I marvel that He hears my prayers, knows the desires of my heart, and loves me unconditionally—that is hard to wrap my head around sometimes, but I know it is true. I have felt His presence in my life on multiple occasions. I know without a doubt that my prayers are heard.
The next time you kneel to say your prayers, ask Heavenly Father: “Are you there? Can you hear me? Do you know me?” and wait for Him to answer. It will come—you will feel the answer.
I know Jesus Christ is the Savior of this world. I know that through His atoning sacrifice, in the Garden of Gethsemane and on Mount Golgotha, that we will all be resurrected after this life, that we can repent of our sins and be forgiven, that we can become better people through Him, and that we can return to live in our Heavenly Father’s presence to be joint-heirs with Christ, of all that our Father has (see Romans 8:17). I know Jesus Christ.
Two of my favorite scriptures about our relationship to Jesus Christ are:
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)
A friend shared this scripture with me at a time when I was broken and not sure if I could come back from mistakes I had made. This scripture helped turn things around for me. It helped me better understand what Jesus Christ did for me and now His atonement works in my daily life.
“And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.” (Alma 7:11-12)
“Succor” means to assist and support in time of hardship and distress, to give aid, to run to the aid of. I am overcome by the idea of Jesus running to my aid. I have felt His aid, helping me do what I could not do alone.
I have felt the influence of the third member of the Godhead, the Holy Ghost, in my life. I know that He prompts me to recognize and remember truth, to know when I am on the right (or wrong) path, and to feel comfort to fortify me in an imperfect world.
I know that Joseph Smith was a seeker of truth and that Heavenly Father answered his humble 14-year-old boy prayer. I know that through Joseph Smith the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth.
I love the Book of Mormon, a second witness of Jesus Christ, and I know that it is a true scripture from a lovely God. I am grateful for all those who sacrificed that we can have it. I love it. I feel happy and blessed when I read it daily. The Book of Mormon stands side-by-side with the Holy Bible; both are holy scripture.
I know these things are true. I feel their truthfulness. I testify of these things in the name of Jesus Christ.
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