Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Regardless of what trial you are struggling with, I want you to know we are with you. We pray for you. We think of you. God is with you—and if He is with you, no one can be against you.
Because of the sacrifice of our beloved Redeemer, death has no sting, the grave has no victory, and Satan has no lasting power. Christ’s perfect, deep, and everlasting love gives us the confidence to press through our fears, even through trying times. #Easter #BecauseofHim
I witnessed Christlike service in action this weekend as I visited Ukrainian refugees in Poland. My heart hurt to see the suffering of innocent people. Yet, my heart also was touched to see the outpouring of Christlike love to those who struggle so deeply. youtu.be/ubKpIrDjf2c
How can we balance the many demands of life while simultaneously offering our whole souls to the Lord? Let’s keep your eyes on His Way in front of us. Staying balanced is all about following the Savior and focusing on our ultimate destination.
On our journey as pilgrims on the path of glory, we know how easy it is to fall away. But just as minor deviations can draw us out of the Savior’s Way, so too can small and simple acts of realignment assuredly lead us back.
We cannot be content with spiritual experiences of the past. We need a steady flow. After all, the Restoration of the gospel and the Church is not something that happened once and is over. It is an ongoing process—one day at a time, one heart at a time.
Just as minor deviations can draw us out of the Savior’s way, so too can simple acts of realignment assuredly lead us back. When darkness creeps into our lives, our daily restoration opens our hearts to heavenly light, illuminating our souls and chasing away fears and doubts.
There is no number large enough to measure your worth. But there is a number that can determine your destiny. That number is “one”. We are all “one” in Jesus Christ.
There is no better time than now, this very #Christmas season, to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. It is always the right time to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and our neighbors as ourselves.
The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us to magnify the love in our heart until we see all men and women as our neighbors. His gospel unites and unifies every man, woman, and child. We are not enemies, but are of one divine and eternal family; sons and daughters of a loving God.
Both our desire and our action to help someone who is sick, hungry or in trouble will bring peace to our personal lives. Committing ourselves to this kind of service will best express the pure love of Christ to our fellow men and women.
Laws of the country must be obeyed, and laws must also reflect our willingness as Christians to help the poor and the needy, to be willing to mourn with them, to comfort them, to pray with them, to generously share our means with them, and certainly to be their friends.
These individuals are our brothers and sisters. Christlike compassion and empathy for our fellowmen will change us. It will bring a positive change to the future of the world.
My family were refugees twice. The first time I was only four; the second time I was 11 years old. My heart is filled with sadness when I think of the worldwide flow of refugees and emigrants and the suffering of so many families and innocent children.
We can navigate our way through the darkness and trials of this life and find our way back to our loving Heavenly Father if we seek and accept the spiritual landmarks He has provided, embrace personal revelation, and strive for daily restoration. #GeneralConference
We have enough work to do emulating the gentle Christ. And we do that through learning to love God and reaching out to bless others. Yes, there will still be conflict. But our all-powerful Father in Heaven has promised that He will fight our battles for us.
Conflict is inevitable, but contention is a choice. We cannot adjust the volume on others’ bitterness or rage. But we can choose our response. As followers of Jesus Christ, we follow this example. We do not shame or attack others. We seek to love God and serve our neighbors.
When we meet the Savior at the judgment bar, we will account for how we lived the two great commandments. Did we truly seek God and love Him? Did we love our families, friends, and neighbors? Love God, love others. This is the bullseye of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
You say you’re not perfect? Not good enough? Welcome to the club! You may be just the person God is looking for. God doesn’t need you to be exceptional, let alone perfect. He will magnify your talents and abilities and use them to bless and minister to multitudes.
Our role as friends in the gospel is to recognize that there is always someone who needs our love. Gestures of friendship help more than we sometimes realize. Focusing on “the one” makes us complete as children in the family of our Heavenly Father. #InternationalFriendshipDay
Whether we reflect on who we tried to become over the past 6 or 60 years, or what we have learned during the last 60 minutes, it is through the grace of God—and through the Atonement of Jesus Christ—that we can change for the better and come closer to our heavenly destination.
Because of Jesus Christ, our failures do not have to define us. They can refine us.
Harriet and I love and admire our mothers. Both of our mothers loved and taught us and provided for us in difficult times. We wish mothers—and those who have mothered the loved ones in their lives—a very happy #MothersDay!
Because of Jesus Christ, our failures do not have to define us. They can refine us. Our mistakes do not disqualify us; they are part of our progress.
During this joyful #Easter season, as you open your heart to our Savior and Redeemer, no matter your circumstances, trials, sufferings, or mistakes, you can know that He lives, that He loves you, and because of Him, you will never be alone.
The pandemic did not catch the Lord by surprise! He has prepared us to learn important lessons about how to better serve Him and the people around us. When we return to our new normal, I hope that we will remember and apply the many lessons we’ve learned during this time.
In these coming days, weeks, and months—as stretching and hard as they may become—I invite you to trust God’s love and the Spirit. They will enable you to be an angel of light to those around you.
Think of the compassionate one, the Savior, who spent so much of His life ministering to the sick, the lonely, the doubting, the despairing. Do you think He is any less concerned about you today?
May each Christmas season remind us to lift up our eyes to heaven and fill our hearts with joy and gratitude that Christ the King has come! Christ lives! He is real. He is our Redeemer at Christmas and always.
In these difficult times, I hope that you will focus on the things you can do and not on the things you cannot do. You muster your faith. And you listen for the guiding word of the Lord and His prophet to lead you to safety.
God will watch over and shepherd you during these times of uncertainty and fear. He knows you. He hears your pleas. He is faithful and dependable. He will fulfill His promises.
Dear friends, there is no substitute for immersing ourselves as seekers of light in the revealed word of God. May we follow the example of the Savior and go about doing good.
I bear my witness that this is God’s work and He will continue to do many unimaginable things among His children, His people. God holds us in the palm of His caring and compassionate hands.
My dear friends, can we hear the gentle call of our beloved Savior, who invites us to come and follow Him? I promise you that God will guide your steps as you seek to hear Him. Jesus Christ will go before you. He will cause all things to work together for your good.
The Savior is the Master Healer. He is the path for us to regain a clear and true vision of things as they really are. By the power of the Holy Ghost, obstructions are taken away, and we see with clarity. Let us pray for and help each other and walk the Lord’s path together.
My dear friends, I testify that our loving Father in Heaven is reaching out to you. The Savior is speaking to you: “Come, follow me.” I promise you that God will guide your steps as you seek to hear Him.
My message at #GeneralConference today was that even though this pandemic is not what we wanted or expected—God has prepared His children and His Church for this time. Our best days are ahead of us, not behind us. God has something unimaginable in mind for you and the Church.
As we incline our hearts to our Heavenly Father and draw near to Him, we will feel Him draw near to us. We are His beloved children.
These photos show two of our grandsons: from when they were 5 and 3 and this year while serving for a few days in the same mission. The gospel of Jesus Christ edifies family connections—not only between cousins but also between all children of God.
My most personal experiences with hearing the Lord’s voice have come when I think about how much I love the Savior and, in turn, feel His love for me. How do you #HearHim in your life?
We may not be able to attend church or the temple right now, but we may claim gospel and temple blessings by living faithfully to our covenants. Living the gospel brings us hope, peace, and confidence. We can trust God’s plan for us and know that there is a glorious future ahead.
No matter how far away your destination feels, know this: you may not get there in a day or a week or even a year. But if you continue to place one foot in front of the other and strive each day to follow your plan, things will work out and you will reach your goals.
Our loving Heavenly Father has not given us every answer. He expects us to believe—even when it’s difficult to do so. He expects us to straighten our shoulders, take courage, trust God, and take another step forward. That is the way we learn and grow.
You are the hero of your own life’s story! Do not give up. The future is bright! Someday you will look back on the person you are now with kindness and compassion, and you will know then that the steps you took today molded you into the wonderful person you have yet to become.
These are difficult times. But I believe we should use the technological tools available to us to build social connections with those we love. That is why Harriet and I recommend the following to family and friends in these special times: Mask your face; don’t mask your heart.
I believe we should use the technological tools available to us to build deep social connections with God’s children. I invite you to read the article I have written on this topic.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died so that our mistakes might not condemn us and forever halt our progress. Because of Him, we can repent, and our mistakes can become stepping-stones to greater glory.
God uses the weak and the plain to bring about His purposes. This truth stands as a testimony that it is God’s power, not man’s, that accomplishes His work on the earth.
The last few months have taught me about the immense good that can come from the righteous and intentional use of technology. The Lord will guide us as we seek His guidance in how to use new tools in normal and natural ways to share His gospel. newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/embrac…
Last year, I attended a Russia Day celebration at the Russian Embassy. One year later, I share my sincerest wishes again to my friends at @RusEmbUSA. May this year bring peace, prosperity, and health to Russia and to the world. My thoughts and prayers are always with them.
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