Expect Some Challenges to our Faith

“The Prophet Joseph Smith [said] that he ‘had to pray all the time, exercise faith, live his religion, and magnify his calling, to obtain the manifestations of the Lord, and to keep him steadfast in the faith’ (Discourses of Brigham Young, sel. John A. Widtsoe [1954], 469). All of us may expect some challenges to our faith. These challenges may come in different ways. You may not always like the counsel that the Church leaders give to you. They are not trying to be popular. They are trying to help us avoid the calamities and disappointments that come through disobedience to God’s laws.”