“Those of you who are single, divorced, or live in challenging family circumstances, please know that God knows and loves you, and when you stay true to your covenants, the joy of family life will not be shortened or kept from you,” Sister Uchtdorf said at a worldwide devotional for young adults. “I do not know exactly how this will be, but I do know that the Lord’s grace, mercy, and love is sufficient for all of us. He will make it happen according to His way and His time.”
As Latter-day Saints strive to trust God and follow His Son, Jesus Christ, one day they will know that the very hand of God was directing and guiding their steps, said Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf.
“We will know that the Master Artist had a plan ... all along,” said Elder Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “We will see that He has amplified our talents, prepared opportunities, and introduced us to possibilities far more glorious than we ever could have imagined or accomplished on our own.” . . .
In her remarks, Sister Uchtdorf reminded young adults they “are representing The Church of Jesus Christ, and you are powerful leaders in proclaiming the gospel message by your good life and courageous testimony.”
Reflecting on the time when she was a young girl watching as her father was sick and then later died, Sister Uchtdorf shared how her home became a place of suffering, sadness, and hopelessness.
It wasn’t until eight months after her father had passed away that two American missionaries knocked on their door in Frankfurt, introducing her family to the Book of Mormon.
“As we embraced the Book of Mormon, it calmed our heartache and healed the despair and sadness caused by the death of my father.”