Thus It Whispereth Me – Words of Mormon 1:7

7 And I do this for a wise purpose; for thus it whispereth me, according to the workings of the Spirit of the Lord which is in me. And now, I do not know all things; but the Lord knoweth all things which are to come; wherefore, he worketh in me to do according to his will.

There is a powerful principle in this verse: Even though God knows everything (2 Nephi 9:20), and even though He has promised to tell us “all things what [we] should do” (2 Nephi 32:3), He may not provide all of the context when He gives a commandment. We may know what we need to do without knowing where it will lead or why it makes sense. We may need to say with Mormon, “I do not know all things; but the Lord knoweth all things…wherefore, he worketh in me to do according to his will.”
That can be hard. We all feel more comfortable when we understand the context for our actions, and when we see how they are moving us toward our objectives. But as we act with confidence in the face of uncertainty, we grow spiritually and we demonstrate our loyalty to God. Because we believe in His omniscience, we have confidence in the instructions He gives us, even when we don’t fully understand those instructions.
I love the words of the hymn: “Keep thou my feet; I do not ask to see the distant sceneone step enough for me” (“Lead, Kindly Light,” Hymns, 97). I love the example of Nephi, who was “led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which [he] should do” (1 Nephi 4:6).
Today, I will seek to know the will of God and will follow it, even in the face of uncertainty. I will trust His perfect knowledge as I face the decisions of the day.

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