Sunday, September 11, 2016

Gordon B. Hinckley on facing life with confidence and faith

President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008) was called to the Quorum of Twelve in 1961. He served as a counselor in the First Presidency from 1981-1995, then as Church President until his death in 2008.
"It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is.
It all works out. Don't worry.
I say that to myself every morning.
It will all work out.
Put your trust in God,
and move forward with faith
and confidence in the future.
The Lord will not forsake us.
He will not forsake us.
If we will put our trust in Him,
if we will pray to Him,
if we will live worthy of His blessings,
He will hear our prayers."
- Gordon B. Hinckley, "Put Your Trust in God," from the funeral program for Marjorie Pay Hinckley, April 10, 2004; see Ensign February 2006, p. 63
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This is a good summary of one of President Hinckley's most familiar and frequent messages: there is always hope, and we should always move forward in faith, with trust in God. Though he keenly felt the loss of his beloved companion of almost 67 years, he continued to serve with faithful devotion for another 4 years after her passing until he too was called home.

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