Saturday, April 26, 2014

Solutions for Unforseen Circumstances

The Lord will help us if we seek Him in Prayer
Prophets of God have taught correct principles.  We would do well to heed their counsel.  Sometimes, through unforeseen circumstances, we need to adapt their counsel with the guidance of the Lord.  It is my witness that as we are humble and prayerful the Spirit will guide us to know what to do and how to do it.

"I am aware that many of you often find yourselves in circumstances that are not always ideal. I know this because I have talked with many of you who, because of necessity, must work and leave your children with others—even though your heart is in your home. To you go my love and sympathy for your present, and I hope temporary, situation and my prayers that you will be blessed by our Heavenly Father to compensate for a situation that is less than you may desire.

"I recognize that some sisters are widowed or divorced. My heart is drawn to you who are in these circumstances. The Brethren pray for you, and we feel a great obligation to see that your needs are met. Trust in the Lord. Be assured He loves you and we love you. Resist bitterness and cynicism.

"I also recognize that not all women in the Church will have an opportunity for marriage and motherhood in mortality. But if you in this situation are worthy and endure faithfully, you can be assured of all blessings from a kind and loving Heavenly Father—and I emphasize all blessings.
Solutions for you who are in a minority are not the same as for the majority of women in the Church who can and should be fulfilling their roles as wives and mothers."  President Ezra Taft Benson