In times of trouble or despair, the Light of Christ is never far from us. As we strive to stand in the Savior’s light, we will find it—no matter our circumstances.
Genocide in the Middle East. Political upheaval in multiple countries. Stories of abuse, violence, injustice, and death. It is easy for these things to overwhelm us, but the hope of God’s light is never far from us, no matter how dark the world may seem.
In “The Hope of God’s Light,” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf teaches us how to hold on to hope in the midst of terrible darkness. He outlines three simple steps that can help us feel God’s light in our lives:
- Start where you are, whether everything is going well or life is overwhelming you. “The very moment you begin to seek your Heavenly Father, in that moment, the hope of His light will begin to awaken, enliven, and ennoble your soul.”
- Turn your heart toward the Lord. “Ask that your ears may be opened, that you may hear His voice. Ask that your eyes may be opened, that you may see His light.”
- Walk in the light. “He has given us the gospel. . . . It teaches us the things we must know, do, and be to walk in His light, following in the footsteps of His Beloved Son, our Savior.”
As we do our best to live the principles of the gospel, we are promised the hope of God’s light to guide our lives. President Uchtdorf assures us, “As you walk toward the hope of God’s light, you will discover the compassion, love, and goodness of a loving Heavenly Father.”
Heavenly Father is always prepared to give us the hope we need to make it through the darkness of the world. If we do our best to follow him, his light will bless us every day.
Read or watch President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s full address “The Hope of God’s Light.”
—Joshua Felix, Mormon Insights
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