God expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. In fact, He expects you not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic); He expects you to embrace and shape the future—to love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities.
God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, "Terror, Triumph, and a Wedding Feast," CES Fireside, 12 September 2004 (emphasis added).
18 August 2009
God Wants to Answer Our Prayers
A thought from Elder Holland that I needed to hear today: