In contrast to those who are prideful, the Lord smiles down upon those who are humble and willing to call upon His name. He truly does love all of us His children. One man named Alma did listen to Abinadi and lead away a group of righteous and obedient people. At one point all these good people came under bondage and were persecuted for praying out loud. Instead of becoming discouraged or angry at God, the people began to pour out their souls to the Lord in their hearts, and He heard every word. Sometimes we go through these trials even though we did nothing wrong, but there is always a sweet and tender mercy at the end. These good people were delivered out of bondage when a deep sleep came upon their persecutors. They were able to sneak away with all their loved ones and with their testimonies and love of God even stronger. See Mosiah 24:11-13.