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Not everything in our lives will turn out the way we want it, but if we give place for and honor to the Restoration in our lives . . . we will have peace—flowing from us—like a river.
Our testimonies let us trust that we are part of a very important pattern in building the kingdom of God, even if we can’t see it in its entirety. Every skill, talent, and ability we have, whether inborn or developed in callings or other areas of our lives, helps us be more serviceable in the kingdom.
The message of the Atonement is a message of joy. Our Savior knows our suffering. He took upon Himself our suffering that we might have joy.
True, we live in a time of war, a day of conflicts and terrors not only among nations but within our own hearts. But He who is the Balm of Gilead (see Jeremiah 8:22) is the Captain of all creation; only in Him is peace and serenity found. Amid all our mortal gloom and doom, Jesus Christ has overcome the world. Come, let us rejoice.
It is beneficial for all of us to examine periodically where we spend our time and money and realize that this denotes the state of our hearts. As we adapt to simplicity, we feel more joy and gratitude. We appreciate more fully what we already have.
When we are modest, we reflect in our outward actions and appearance that we understand what God expects us to do.
The joy is not in arriving, but in getting better each time a new challenge is thrown your way, each time you learn in a new situation.
Having a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ gives us confidence and courage in life. We can yield our agency to the Lord and let him manage our lives. I know it requires faith to do this, but our divine nature gives us that strength, and we find joy in our commitment and our duty.
Joyful living in the here and now is an important antecedent to the complete joy that we know can be ours in the eternities, which is made possible by the presence with us of our families in the company of the Father and the Son.
We can expect trials and tribulation—they are an essential part of the great plan. Some we will experience because of our own mistakes—our sins—others merely as a part of living in mortality, and others because the Lord loves us and provides experiences that tend to our spiritual growth.
How important is each of the dimensions of the commandment to love God with all our heart, might, mind and strength! Loving and trusting God in our hearts and minds may require all of our might and strength, but doing so will allow us, in time, to rejoice.
Our happiness lies in following the gospel of Jesus Christ—in having faith in Him, believing Him, coming unto Him, and becoming more like Him.
Women of the Church come from all walks of life, but each woman, when her foundation is strong in Christ, builds the Kingdom of God in her own unique way.
In her BYU Women's Conference address, Patricia T. Holland teaches that peace comes as we love each other without judgment, comparison, or pettiness.
The word of God is more powerful than sword or any other force. When it seems that nothing else is able, God's word has the power to heal and change us.