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Today, information is easily available. Technology and the internet enable access to global data, news and opinions in mere seconds. But with the many disparate voices, competing narratives, and outright disagreement on nearly every topic, how can we know what to believe? Whom can we trust?
As a young man, Joseph Smith wondered whom to trust and which church he should join. His desire for truth led him to study the word of God in the Holy Bible. He learned to ask God for answers to the questions of his heart, and, in a grove of trees, he received his answer.
Times and technology change, but truth does not. The 2022 youth theme reminds us that the best source for all truth remains the same as it did for Joseph Smith — our loving Heavenly Father. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
In two simple sentences, the 2022 youth theme teaches a powerful core truth that points us to the ultimate source for a lifetime of trusted answers.
To trust in the Lord with all of our heart means we surrender our will entirely to Him. We rely on His wisdom, His omnipotence and His infinite love. There is no negotiating, hesitating or googling for another opinion. When the Spirit reveals to us what the Lord would have us do, we trust and obey.
The next important instruction in the verse admonishes us to “… lean not unto thine own understanding.” Today, as we contend with a cacophony of voices telling us what is or is not true, this phrase reminds us to keep our focus firmly fixed on God and the personal revelation we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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