10 Times President Uchtdorf Summed Up Life Perfectly

4. "The more we learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ, the more we realize that endings here in mortality are not endings at all. They are merely interruptions—temporary pauses that one day will seem small compared to the eternal joy awaiting the faithful.

"How grateful I am to my Heavenly Father that in His plan there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings" [Grateful in Any Circumstance, April 2014].

Many times life hands to us what appear to look like endings—the end of a relationship, of a job, of a life—but this President Uchtdorf quote reminds us that they are actually small beginnings in an eternal circle.

5. "[Brothers and Sisters], our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward" [You Can Do It Now!, October 2013].

Sometimes it seems like a significant portion of life is spent making mistakes or enduring trials and falling on our faces. But, as President Uchtdorf says, that is ok as long as we continue to move forward.

10 Time President Uchtdorf Summed Up Life Perfectly

6. "There are times when we have to step into the darkness in faith, confident that God will place solid ground beneath our feet once we do" [The Why of Priesthood Service, April 2012].

We all face trials and uncertainties in life, but when we do, we must remember that faith is stronger than fear, and God and His gospel are there to catch us.

7. "We come to church not to hide our problems but to heal them" [On Being Genuine, April 2015].

We've all experienced times of going to church out of habit and not really being invested. President Uchtdorf reminds us, however, of the true purpose of church involvement and the peace that it can bring.

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