I recently finished a study on assurances. I want to share a portion of it with you here.
The word “assure” stuck out to me while reading a general conference talk by Elder Boyd K. Packer from October 2013 entitled, The Key to Spiritual Protection.”
In his address, he quotes from 2 Timothy 3: 14, “But acontinue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;”
In this chapter of scripture, Paul has described the terrible conditions of the last days including wickedness, persecution and apostacy, but I love what he wraps it up with: continue in the things you have learned and have been assured of.
To me, he’s saying…don’t you give up. Don’t you ever think that Jesus isn’t here for you. Don’t you ever think that his Atonement isn’t for you and that all can’t be made right. Remember what you know and how you know what you know. Remember who taught you. Remember the experiences you’ve had and the things you have felt. And in those times of despair, doubt, persecution, hardness or whatever it may be…don’t forget what you know. Just trust. Rest assurred and move forward.