In the Book of Mormon, we read about Zeezrom, who was way beyond doubting—in fact, he “was a man who was expert in the devices of the devil” (Alma 11:21). It’s safe to say that he didn’t believe in Jesus as our Savior—he didn’t believe in God, period. His only goal was to make others doubt too. But after his conversation with Amulek, something changed. His doubt-driven heart became open to the Spirit. He listened to the words of these prophets instead of people who didn’t believe. And he “began to inquire of [Alma and Amulek] diligently” (Alma 12:8). He started to believe the words they had spoken about God, His Son, and repentance (see Alma 14:6–7). He went from doubting to seeking answers to sincere questions. Zeezrom’s belief “in the power of Christ unto salvation” and “in the redemption of Christ” saved him and healed him (Alma 15:6, 8).

When you find yourself doubting, who do you turn to? People who fuel your doubts or your faith?

As President Russell M. Nelson has counseled us: “Take your questions to the Lord and to other faithful sources. Study with the desire to believe rather than with the hope that you can find a flaw in the fabric of a prophet’s life or a discrepancy in the scriptures. Stop increasing your doubts by rehearsing them with other doubters. Allow the Lord to lead you on your journey of spiritual discovery.”

This journey of discovery is especially true when it comes to the teachings of prophets and apostles in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” This world can be confusing on these issues, there is no doubt about it. But, the gospel of Jesus Christ offers clarity and certainty amidst confusion and chaos. As you let go of the world and allow the Lord guide you in understanding what is true by having an inquiring heart, you too can go from doubting to believing

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