What’s happening? Helaman’s warriors face more battles and are preserved, even though they’re near starving.
Why does it matter? Any time we see a fulfillment of prophecy, it can strengthen testimony.
Between the lines: War absorbs every day life, even food production and time for spiritual nourishment. Helaman shows us that faith is still strong with his soldiers, which is a miracle itself.
Quote of the day: “He did speak peace to our souls, and did grant unto us great faith.” ~ Alma 58:11
58:10 What role did prayer play in battle?
“ As you reach out to your Heavenly Father, as you pray to Him in the name of Christ, He will answer you. He speaks to us everywhere…. Listen for the voice of the Father in the bounties and beauties of nature, in the gentle whisperings of the Spirit…. As we draw near to Heavenly Father, we become more holy. And as we become more holy, we will overcome disbelief and our souls will be filled with His blessed light. As we align our lives with this supernal light, it leads us out of darkness and toward greater light. This greater light leads to the unspeakable ministerings of the Holy Spirit, and the veil between heaven and earth can become thin.” ~ DF Uchtdorf, 2009, The Love of God
58:11-12 How did the Lord comfort the soldiers?
“I don’t believe God wants His children to be fearful or dwell on the evils of the world. ‘For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind’ (2 Timothy 1:7). He has given us an abundance of reasons to rejoice. We just need to find and to recognize them.” ~ DF Uchtdorf, 2017, Perfect Love Casteth Out Fear
58:33-37 How can we “trust in our God” like Helaman and his soldiers did? See also Helaman 12: 1-2, 5
58:39-40 What are some ways we can remember God from “day to day”? See also Deuteronomy 4:9.
“Living as we do with a veil over our eyes, we cannot remember what it was like to be with our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, in the premortal world; nor can we see with our physical eyes or with reason alone the hand of God in our lives. Seeing such things takes the Holy Ghost. And it is not easy to be worthy of the Holy Ghost’s companionship in a wicked world. That is why forgetting God has been such a persistent problem among His children since the world began…. And the challenge to remember has always been the hardest for those who are blessed abundantly. Those who are faithful to God are protected and prospered. That comes as the result of serving God and keeping His commandments. But with those blessings comes the temptation to forget their source. It is easy to begin to feel the blessings were granted not by a loving God on whom we depend but by our own powers.” ~ HB Eyring, 2007, O Remember, Remember