I have had wonderful women come into my life who have offered words of encouragement, who have reminded me that I am a Child of God of infinite worth, who have helped me to believe that my Heavenly Father will never forsake me. I have had Church leaders give me special blessings filled with promises of hope. I have had a loving friend gently put her arm around me and surround me with her love. I know that Angels walk and talk with me daily.
Elder Bednar said, "meaningful prayers are an instrumental cry unto God for all thy support."and President Eyring said, "I leave you the Lord's promise that you will have the desires of your heart. Elder McMullin said, "prayer is another way to get God's help. Heavenly Father answers sincere prayers, turn to Heavenly Father in faith." Lastly Elaine S. Dalton said she has a plate that is engraved with "I can do hard things". She has decided that she would like the inscription to now read,
"In the strength of the Lord, I can do all things."
What did I learn from this semi-annual conference?
We all face challenges, life is hard. All of us will have times of darkness and despair. My Heavenly Father knows me personally. He knows the trails that bring me to my knees. I know.............
I am a Child of God of Infinite worth.
He loves me
He hears my prayers
He will send his Angels to bear me up.
D&C 84:88 And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.
He is the light, he has the answers he has the healing balm.
He will not forsake us.
and the last thought I took to bed with me Sunday night was,
"In the strength of the Lord I can do all things."