Latter-day Saint Life

President Uchtdorf: God Is Mindful of You. He Is Closer Than You Know.


We all need to remember from time to time the love our Heavenly Father has for us, in every circumstance. President Uchtdorf gave the following reminder that God is always mindful of us and our desires in a recent Facebook post:

I love to read some of the comments you leave on my social media posts. It is wonderful to hear how the gospel and Church participation are helping you in your daily lives.
I want you to know that the Lord knows of your challenges. In His infinite wisdom, He has organized His Church in a way that allows local leaders who are in your very countries, cities, and neighborhoods to assist and comfort you in times of need and to help you find answers to your questions.
Your local leaders are called by God to serve and help you. You will find that as you reach out to them, they will help you find answers to your questions and bring comfort to you in your trials. Your local leaders are close to you and know best of your circumstances, often better than anyone serving at Church headquarters would. Like you and me, they are not perfect, but they are there with you. These good and humble leaders love you, and they love the Lord. Be close to them; trust them; they will help you.
I pray for you. I love you. But more importantly, I know that God loves you. He is mindful of every one of you. He hears your prayers and knows the desires of your heart. He is filled with infinite love for you, even when you may feel flawed, doubtful, awkward, rejected, sorrowful, or broken. You will find that God is closer than you know, and He is ready to help you find peace in your trials and answers to the questions of your heart.

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