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These posts are quotes from today's living Prophets and Apostles. In some instances I have utilized video clips - because some times you just have to hear their voice. Occasionally, I have abridged a quote, but only for space. Links are always provided so that you, the reader, can verify the accuracy of my posts, or read the entire message if you desire.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hope Fulfilled

My message to you today, my brothers and sisters, is simply this: the Lord is in control. He knows the end from the beginning. He has given us adequate instruction that, if followed, will see us safely through any crisis. His purposes will be fulfilled, and someday we will understand the eternal reasons for all of these events. Therefore, today we must be careful to not overreact, nor should we be caught up in extreme preparations; but what we must do is keep the commandments of God and never lose hope!

But where do we find hope in the midst of such turmoil and catastrophe? Quite simply, our one hope for spiritual safety during these turbulent times is to turn our minds and our hearts to Jesus Christ.

Elder M Russell Ballard, "The Joy of Hope Fulfilled," General Conference Address, October 1992