And while I've shed no tears, to say I'm devasted about the presidential outcome would be a complete understatement.
To see the title of liberty figuratively lifted and feeling of its power only to have it trodden under the feet of men, has given me time to ponder and consider why these days are considered the last.
And why I need to stand still and know that He is God.
No wonder the Savior reminds us time and time again to "Be of good cheer."
And why President Monson's confidence in Him and in us resonates when he says, "Your future is as bright as your faith."
And why the youth are admonished to "Arise and Shine Forth."
Last night, these inspiring words from Elder Russell M. Nelson gave me hope and courage:
Why do we need such resilient faith? Because difficult days are ahead. Rarely in the future will it be easy or popular to be a faithful Latter-day Saint. Each of us will be tested. The Apostle Paul warned that in the latter days, those who diligently follow the Lord “shall suffer persecution.” That very persecution can either crush you into silent weakness or motivate you to be more exemplary and courageous in your daily lives.
In the eternal war we are fighting, there is NO time to be crushed into silent weakness.
Be of good cheer.
Arise and Shine Forth!
Our future is as bright as our faith!