Whether you’re going through hard times in life or you are the happiest you’ve ever been, having faith is an essential part of a joyous life. These LDS Talks About Faith from church leaders are all great places to start to find inspiration and grow your faith.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints places a large emphasis on faith, and for good reason. That’s why our church leaders are so great at helping us learn and grow in our faith. You can view any of the following talks on youtube, or you can read them instead.
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1. Let Your Faith Show – President Russell M. Nelson
“There is only One in whom your faith is always safe, and that is in the Lord Jesus Christ.”
President Nelson’s talk on faith is enough to bring you to tears. He shares the story of his daughter’s unwavering faith, even during such a trying time.
He speaks about the importance of having faith in Christ over other things and being sure you are always tied to God above all things.
2. Be Faithful, Not Faithless – Elder Stephen W. Owen
“Yes, you face challenges. But so does every generation. These are our days, and we need to be faithful, not faithless.”
Elder Owen’s talk is probably one of the most relatable talks there is. He shares a story about how he sat down to do some scripture study but got distracted by the many notifications he had, and before he knew it, it had been two hours, and he had to hurry and get ready.
With the strong presence of technology, social media, etc. it’s really easy to miss out on the things that provide us with spiritual nourishment. We have to make a true effort to make sure we are getting the nourishment that we need.
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3. Live by Faith and Not by Fear – Elder Quentin L. Cook
“We must live by faith and not by fear.”
It can be easy to make our decisions out of fear, but if we can make our decisions based on faith in Jesus Christ, we are sure to live a more joyful life. If we can be in tune with the Holy Ghost, He can guide us to make the correct decisions in our lives.
4. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ – Kevin W. Pearson
“We can give our children education, lessons, athletics, the arts, and material possessions, but if we do not give them faith in Christ, we have given them little.”
Faith in Christ is more than just believing. It’s doing. We must understand what it is God is asking of us and then live our life accordingly.
A person’s faith grows when they hear others’ testimonies and faith in Christ, so we have to make sure we are sharing with our children and anyone else who will listen that our faith lies in Christ.
5. Faith is the Answer – Sister Virginia H. Pearce
“Faith is the answer. I need more faith. You need more faith. Heavenly Father, increase our faith…”
This talk on faith is a powerful one! She talks about how we all at one point in our life, ask, “why me?” And it’s true. We all face difficult times in our life.
She points out that while faith won’t take away the hardships, it will help us survive them AND grow from them. And that’s all we can hope for in this life!
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6. The Miracle of Faith – President Gordon B. Hinckley
“Faith is the basis of testimony. Faith underlies loyalty to the Church. Faith represents sacrifice, gladly given in moving forward the work of the Lord.”
President Hinckley reminds us of the impressive amount of faith that the first members of our church had. Through all of the struggles and torment, they remained faithful. It’s a great reminder for us today that we, too, must remain full of faith in order to have a happy, fulfilled life.
7. Christ is Risen; Faith in Him Will Move Mountains – President Russell M. Nelson
“Faith in Jesus Christ is the greatest power available to us in this life. All things are possible to them that believe.”
President Nelson points out that every good thing in this life and after comes from having faith. Without faith, eternal happiness is not possible. Having faith in our Heavenly Father is the key to unlocking God’s power in our life.
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8. Prayers of Faith – President Henry B. Erying
“As we pray in faith, we become a vital part in the Lord’s work as He prepares the world for His Second Coming.”
President Eyring reminds us that Joseph Smith taught us that the prayer of faith is key to revelation from God. We must pray in faith if we wish to understand our Heavenly Father.
It’s important to remember that prayer is important, and Satan will do whatever he can to keep us from praying. But if we continue to pray in faith, our prayers will be answered.
9. A Faithful Search Rewarded – Elder Patricio M. Giuffra
“I invite us all to continually increase our faith in Christ, who continues to change the lives of all who seek Him.”
Elder Giuffra tells the powerful story of how he was introduced to the church, and it’s beautiful. He says that allowing God to prevail in our life begins with faith. Keeping our faith in God strong and unwavering will allow Him to guide us through our lives.
10. Embrace the Future with Faith – President Russell M. Nelson
“The future will be glorious for those who are prepared and who continue to prepare to be instruments in the Lord’s hands.”
During the pandemic, President Nelson talked about being prepared. Not only with supplies but also being prepared spiritually. He talks about three important principles of preparation and how we can implement them in our lives.
11. Ladder of Faith – Elder Larry S. Kacher
“Unbelief blocks our ability to see miracles, whereas a mindset of faith in the Savior unlocks the powers of heaven.”
Ladder of Faith is a powerful LDS talk from General Conference that just might bring you to tears. It gives examples of how important it is to have faith in God and His plan for us, even when life seems so hopeless. Placing our faith in God will ultimately lead us to joy and prosperity, despite the trials we are sure to face during our time on Earth.
12. The Faith to Ask, Then to Act – President Henry B. Erying
“Faith in Jesus Christ is the key to receiving revelations of truth.”
President Eyring says, “revelation comes to us in proportion to the degree to which we have sought to take the doctrine of Christ into our hearts and implement it in our lives.” This is why the more we strive to follow Christ, the more revelation we will receive. And that is such an important concept to understand and teach those around us!
13. Faith Is Not by Chance, but by Choice – Elder Neil L. Anderson
“Faith in Jesus Christ is a gift from heaven that comes as we choose to believe and as we seek it and hold on to it.”
Elder Anderson starts by asking us to ponder, “How does the Savior see your faith?” Throughout the scriptures, the mention of faith happens often.
Heavenly Father and Christ want us to know how important it is to remain full of faith no matter what happens in our lives. We need to self-reflect and consider how Christ might see our faith as it is right now.
In Summary: LDS Talks About Faith
Faith is more than just believing. It’s believing in Christ and Heavenly Father’s plan for us, AND acting as they have instructed us to. When you have faith in someone, you respect their wishes and follow their advice.
Staying strong in our faith is what will lead us to all of the eternal blessings our Heavenly Father has in store for us. We hope these LDS talks about faith can help you strengthen your testimony and grow in your faith each and every day.