I Know In Whom I Have Trusted

“Nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted” – 2 Nephi 4:19
Sometimes our shortcomings, sins, and weaknesses can feel overwhelming.
Perhaps we have all, at one time or another, felt as Nephi did when he cried,
“My heart exclaimeth: O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities.
“I am encompassed about, because of the temptations and the sins which do so easily beset me.
“And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins.” – 2 Nephi 4:17-19
In such moments of discouragement, I have many times heard the voice of the Lord whisper to my heart …
“Look at how far we’ve come. Look at the progress we’ve made. Look at where you were compared to where you are now … Be patient. I will get you the rest of the way there.”
None of us can pull ourselves up to perfection.
It takes the strength of a God to gradually change and perfect us over time in Christ.
When we are feeling discouraged with our progress in coming to Christ, we too, like Nephi, can exclaim with confidence,
“Nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted.
“My God hath been my support .” – 2 Nephi 4:19-20
We can trust in Christ’s promise when he says
“Yea, verily I say unto you, if ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life.
“Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me.” – 3 Nephi 9:14
We all have a long way to go toward perfection. But we can each be perfectly tied to Christ today and trust in His ability to get us there in time.


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