On a church broadcast a couple of years ago, a young adult asked Elder Ronald A. Rasband, of the Quorum of the Twelve a question that went something like this: “It seems like we live in such troubled circumstances. Is there enough time for me to get married and have children?”

Elder Rasband responded by pointing out that there have always been difficult times. His father saw World War II and Elder Rasband’s young adult years were during the turbulent 1960s. Elder Rasband drew strength from the Savior’s words in Matthew 24:6 “Be not troubled.” Elder Rasband told this young adult that he and Sister Rasband had been able to see their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and then said, “So can you. The promises that are made to you in the temple, baptism, at the sacrament table will be fulfilled. Be not troubled.”

Will there be troubled times before the Second Coming? Yes, but we can still have trust and hope in the Savior. Learn more about preparing for the Second Coming in this Come Follow Me video: