1 Nephi 18:8
the Lord took them to a land where they could have freedom from persecution and the freedom to worship as they pleased.
1 Ne. 2:20
20 And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper, and shall be led to a land of promise; yea, even a land which I have prepared for you; yea, a land which is choice above all other lands.Promised Lands
2 NEp2 Ne. 10:11
64 And the children of Judah may begin to return to the lands which thou didst give to Abraham, their father.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not to thine own understanding.
Jesus trusted the Father completely. He faithfully fulfilled His mission and did all that was asked to the best that he could. Which was perfect.
Talk- Gary L. Stevenson Presiding. Bishopric Jan 14 2014 BYUShortly after the Church was organized in Palmyra, New York, Lucy Mack Smith remained in Waterloo, New York, with a large group of Saints while her husband, Joseph Sr., and sons, including Joseph Jr., departed before her to Kirtland, Ohio. Her responsibility was to bring this group to Ohio when she received word from Joseph.
My prayer for the sisters in the kingdom, wherever they may be or in whatever circumstances, is that their faith in the Savior and gratitude for His Atonement will lead them to do all they can for those God asks them to serve. As they do, I promise that they will move up the path to become holy women whom the Savior and our Heavenly Father will welcome warmly and reward openly.
April 75- Marion D. Hanks
Trust In The Lord
Our religion is “not weight, it is wings.” It can carry us through the dark times, the bitter cup. It will be with us in the fiery furnace and the deep pit. It will accompany us to the hospital room and to the place of bereavement. It can guarantee us the presence of a Captain on the rough voyage. It is, in short, not the path to easy disposition of problems, but the comforting assurance of the eternal light, by which we may see, and the eternal warmth, which we may feel. “The Lord is good: Blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Ps. 34:8.) In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Stay In The Boat and Hold On!
And finally, President Young reminded the Saints: “We are on the old ship Zion. … [God] is at the helm and will stay there. … All is right, sing Hallelujah, for the Lord is here. He dictates, guides and directs. If the people will have implicit confidence in their God, never forsake their covenants nor their God, He will guide us right.”3
Here is how. We need to experience a continuing conversion by increasing our faith in Jesus Christ and our faithfulness to His gospel throughout our lives—not just once but regularly. Alma asked, “And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren [and sisters], if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?”4
Along with rule number one as I’ve applied it, remember rules two and three: always wear a life jacket, and hold on with both hands. The words of the Lord are found in the scriptures and the teachings of the apostles and prophets. They provide us counsel and direction that, when followed, will act like a spiritual life jacket and will help us know how to hold on with both hands.
We need to become like the sons of Mosiah, who “waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth.” We can become men and women “of a sound understanding.” This can be accomplished only by our “search[ing] the scriptures diligently, that [we] might know the word of God.”7
In searching the scriptures and the words of past and current apostles and prophets, we should focus on studying, living, and loving the doctrine of Christ.
In addition to developing the habit of personal scripture reading, we need to be like the sons of Mosiah and give ourselves “to much prayer, and fasting.”8
We can trust in the Lord. Get on the ship and stay there doing our best. In trusting in Him we can give up our worries and know that he answers our prayers and then give our troubles too Him. Stay in the ship as Nephi did and he will move us on the the promised land which is life eternal in the Celestial Kingdom with Him. If we will look at life in the way Heavely Father looks at it, we will see that it is a journey and that we can have patience and trust in Him.
As Lehi's family, we can put all our trust in him. As they put everything in the ship and closed it up and went out to sea they exhibited complete trust that He would take them to the Promised Land. Give ourselves to much prayer and fasting while all the time fully trusting and believing in Him.
If we truly trust in Him, then we can have peace of mind and true happiness. We know that He will bless us and our loved ones. He has not forgotten us. “Stay in the boat and hold on! “
Do What is Right
Helaman 10:4-5 4 Blessed art thou, Nephi, for those things which thou hast done; for I have beheld how thou hast with unwearyingness declared the word, which I have given unto thee, unto this people. And thou hast not feared them, and hast not sought thine own life, but hast sought my will, and to keep my commandments.
158-Dare To Do Right