If They Did Not Doubt – Alma 56:47-48

47 Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.
48 And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.
The sons of Helaman demonstrated two principles in this passage which can help us find peace in troubled times. 

  1. We can draw courage from keeping our focus on the things that matter most.
  2. If we choose not to doubt, God will deliver us. 
These young men had plenty of reasons to be afraid. But instead of directing their attention to the dangers they faced, they focused instead on what they were fighting for: the liberty of their fathers. And they intentionally chose not to doubt the promises of God, because they trusted the faith of their mothers. They knew that miracles would follow if they exercised faith in Him.
Today, I will follow the example of the sons of Helaman. I will focus my attention on my highest priorities and avoid distractions. I will choose not to doubt, but to exercise faith in the protecting and enabling power of God.
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