Sins trouble you…
When Ye Shall Receive these Things
Now, my son, I desire that ye should let these things trouble you no more, and only let your sins trouble you, with that trouble which shall bring you down unto repentance. Alma 42:29
If we are to remain on the strait and narrow path, we must understand a proper remorse of conscience. We must distinguish between the devil’s dissonance (which is demoralizing and counterproductive) and divine discontent (which is a godly invitation for gradual and constant improvement). True Saints pray to know that they are in good standing with the Lord. They ask the Father to help them desire righteousness and resist temptation. They know that they are not to beat themselves up endlessly over past misdeeds. But no one seeking salvation would want to feel any less guilt than is required for complete forgiveness. “Now I rejoice,” Paul wrote, “not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance.” And then the apostle added: “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation,” while “the sorrow of the world worketh death” (2 Corinthians 7:9-10). We are to remember our past sins enough to stay far away from them and then faithfully go forward.
“The work of devils and of darkness is never more certain to be defeated than when men and women, not finding it easy or pleasant but still determined to do the Father's will, look out upon their lives from which it may seem every trace of God has vanished, and asking why they have been so forsaken, still bow their heads and obey. [Paraphrased from C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1961), p. 39] “
The Will of the Father in All Things JEFFREY R. HOLLAND BYU 17 January 1989
Step 3: Decided to turn our will and our life over to the care of God the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus