Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

“Peace I leave with you, my peace give I unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).

I see so many men acting in fear. Fear that government officials will do wrong things. Fear that civil rights are being violated and that love has abandoned humanity. I see men act out in anger, spewing hateful words that they try to cover with “advocacy” and “defending truth.” I see men act out with violence and destruction, all the while claiming “patriotism.” Are these men really in the right? Or are their “hearts failing them for fear” (Luke 21:26)?

Let us be true men. Let us be men of sound mind and judgment. Let us be men who trust in the Lord, who act in love and faith, and who stand by what we know (from God) to be true and right. Let us not fear what we cannot control from others. Let us have faith in the plan of God, in his appointed servants, and in our ability to do right in a world that would have us believe and do otherwise. “What manner of men ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am” (3 Nephi 27:27). “Behold the Man” (John 19:5).

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