22 October 2013

"As our prayers ascend heavenward, let us not forget the words taught to us by the Savior. When He faced the excruciating agony of Gethsemane and the cross, He prayed to the Father, “Not my will, but thine, be done.” Difficult as it may at times be, it is for us, as well, to trust our Heavenly Father to know best how and when and in what manner to provide the help we seek." -President Thomas S. Monson

"There will be times when you will walk a path 
strewn with thorns and marked by struggle. 
There may be times when you feel detached
- even isolated - from the Giver of every good gift. 
You worry that you walk alone.

We were not placed on this earth to walk alone.
He who knows us better than we know ourselves, 
He who sees the larger picture and 
Who knows the end from the beginning, 
has assured us that He will be there for us to 
provide help if we but ask.

Your Heavenly Father loves you - each of you. 
That love never changes.
It is simply there. It is there for you 
when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. 
God’s love is there for you whether or not 
you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.

... We do not ever walk alone. 
I promise you that you will one day stand 
aside and look at your difficult times, 
and you will realize that He was 
always there beside you."

-President Thomas S. Monson