Thursday, September 25, 2014

Favorite Scripture Challenge

by Katy White

A couple of weeks ago, my oldest sister tagged me on Instagram as part of a "Favorite Scripture Challenge." If you haven't already seen this challenge going around social media, I hope you either see it soon or start it in your neck of the virtual woods. You can say MMW & Friends challenged you. :) The rules are simple. Take a picture of your favorite scripture and share the reason why. That's it. :)

I'll admit that this challenge was exceptionally difficult to accomplish. Narrowing down a favorite scripture is like narrowing down a favorite type of Lindt truffle. They're all so different, and I crave their sometimes life-sustaining relief-slash-joy-slash-deliciousness for completely different reasons. Do I need hazelnut? Caramel? Mint? It all depends on the mood and the type of day I'm having. Just like with the scriptures.

Today, I'm going to share with you one a different scripture than I answered when I did the challenge originally, and the next time I post and challenge my friends, I'll share another one, still.

I love this scripture, and I love the hope that the Savior promises us. I consider myself to be a confident person. I've even posted about how much I love myself, for heaven's sake. But sometimes, I have a question that I can't answer on my own. Sometimes, I find myself at a crossroads, or worse, at a dead end where--mysteriously--the way out has vanished. Sometimes, I feel lost and lonely and overwhelmed and like I'm being pulled in too many directions, and I don't know which way is up.

At those times, I have the simplest and best possible solution: to look to my Savior. He is the way up. He is the light at the end of every tunnel. He is the silver lining to every dark cloud. He loves me, and he wants to guide me back, no matter how wrong the turn. So regardless of how badly the world (Satan) tries to obscure my path, I can look to him always and know that I will make it safely home.

He is my light.

So, MMW and Friends, consider yourselves challenged. Post a favorite scripture to your Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr--wherever!--and challenge your friends to do the same. Just flood the world with good. And in the meantime, be sure to respond with your scripture in the comments. :)



  1. What a great scripture, Katy! I loved doing this challenge with you on IG, but here is another scripture that I love (and one of the first I ever memorized): 2 Nephi 31:20. Almost every word has significance for me, and it helps me "press forward" even when things get difficult

  2. Be still and know that I am God. This scripture has pulled me through many trials, and I always go back to it. I'm not on Instagram, so I'll post here. Thank God for his Word!!



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