before great moments, certainly before great spiritual moments, there can come adversity, opposition, and darkness.
don't let your guard down.
satan [leaves], always to come again, we can be sure, but always to be defeated by the God of Glory - always.
"cast not away, therefore your confidence..." [hebrews 10]
once there has been genuine illumination [in matters of receiving personal revelation], beware the temptation to retreat from a good thing.
if it was right when you prayed about it and trusted it and lived for it, it is right now.
face your doubts. master your fears. stay the course and see the beauty of life untold for you.
the red sea will open to the honest seeker of revelation.
with the spirit of revelation, dismiss your fears and wade in with both feet.
if God has told you something is right, if something is indeed true for you, He will provide the way for you to accomplish it.
"fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord... the Lord shall fight for you." [exodus 14]
all excerpts taken from this talk given by elder holland in 1999.
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