As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I believe that all people will face times of tribulation hardship and trial in their lives. I do, however, believe that God will strengthen those who believe in Jesus Christ with faith to face their trials in a way that they will turn out to be blessings for them and others.

In Mark 9:23, our Savior, Jesus Christ, stated: Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Jesus ChristHow do we actually overcome fear through our faith in Jesus Christ and have all things become possible unto us?

I have found great strength through consistently reading the scriptures and praying about that which I have studied. Additionally, the power of understanding the word of God will come not only by pondering the scriptures, but by actively trying to be obedient to the commandments of God. Then as you feel a perfect brightness of hope within, you will feel the power of God in you to face your conflicts and your fears will gradually be overcome.

This question could be answered better through the thoughts of Elder Richard G. Scott who stated in an Ensign Magazine article, The Sustaining Power of Faith in Times of Uncertainty and Testing:, May 2003, pg. 75.

No matter what occurs, no matter how topsy-turvy the world becomes, you can always have the sustaining power of faith. That will never change. The perfect love of your Father in Heaven will never change. His gospel plan gives life meaning and can assure your happiness. His plan is not only to prove yourself here on earth but also that you may receive the growth that comes from correct decisions prompted by faith, enabled by your obedience.

Why worry about future calamities or uncertainties over which you have no control? Your righteous character magnifies the probability that you will never have to suffer them. When challenges and testing do come, your faith will lead you to solutions. Your peace of mind, your assurance of answers to vexing problems, your ultimate joy depend upon your trust in Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Right will ultimately prevail. It will yield blessings now as you in faith obey the commandments of God. Remember an unfailing, continual, ever-present source of peace and comfort is available to you. It is the certainty that your Father in Heaven loves you no matter what your circumstance, no matter what winds of trial, turmoil, or tribulation whirl about you. That certainty will never change. Your ability to access that support depends on the strength of your faith in Him and in His certain willingness to bless you.

God Bless You as You Search the scriptures for power to face any of your fears.

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