But I decided to share a quote that I stumbled upon the other day when I happened to see a BYU devotional given by Thomas S. Monson in 2007:
Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other.
Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical, disturbing, rebellious thoughts, "I propose to stay with my faith, with the faith of my people. I know that happiness and contentment are there, and I forbid you, agnostic, doubting thoughts, to destroy the house of my faith."
This just jumped out at me, because lately I have wondered why doubting thoughts sometimes creep in. Even though I never really entertain them, they are disturbing!
It felt validating, somehow, that our prophet recognizes that this can happen. And that the solution is so simple! I can just tell those doubts to go away! Nice.