Monday, April 5, 2010

Had to Share

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I just heard this talk by Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf and this quote by him brought tears to my eyes, so I had to share. Maybe it will help someone else as well.

'My dear young sisters, you need to know that you will experience your own adversity. None is exempt. You will suffer, be tempted, and make mistakes. You will learn for yourself what every heroine has learned: through overcoming challenges comes growth and strength. It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life story will develop. There are those among you, although young, that have already suffered a full measure of grief and sorrow. My heart is filled with compassion and love for you. How dear you are to the church. How beloved you are to your Heavenly Father. Though it may seem that you are alone, angels attend you. Though you may feel that no one can understand the depth of your despair, our Savior Jesus Christ understands. He suffered more than we can possibly imagine. And He did it for us; He did it for you. You are not alone. If you ever feel your burden is too great to bear, lift your heart to your Heavenly Father and he will uphold and bless you.'

-Elder Uchtdorf

I am so grateful for these inspired words.

To read this talk in its entirety, click HERE.

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LL said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! i love that~

Karey said...

I absolutely loved this talk. There are so many forms of suffering, but I thought of my friend's daughters in Idaho (my young women) who lost their mother when they were 9, 12 and 15. How comforting to know that angels attend them and each of us in our trials, no matter what they are. Love you.

Kristi said...

I read this talk and it was cute, funny, and powerfully motivating to make me want to keep an eternal perspective. Thanks for sharing.

Brandy said...

This gave me goosebumps. I cant totally see why this brought you to tears. Chin up, beautiful.