As we leave behind a challenging year and enter a new one, here are five quotes from President Russell M. Nelson to inspire you with hope.
“Strength comes when you remember that you have a divine nature, an inheritance of infinite worth. The Lord has reminded you, your children, and your grandchildren that you are lawful heirs, that you have been reserved in heaven for your specific time and place to be born, to grow and become His standard bearers and covenant people. As you walk in the Lord’s path of righteousness, you will be blessed to continue in His goodness and be a light and a savior unto His people.”– Face The Future With Faith, General Conference April 2011
“Jesus descended below all things in order to rise above all things, He expects us to follow His example. Yoked with Him, each of us can rise above all of our challenges, no matter how difficult they may be.” – Christ The Savior Is Born, BYU Speech 2002
“The Lord told us… “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear.” What a promise! It is one that can literally change the way we see our future.” – With God Nothing Shall Be Impossible, General Conference April 1988
“Hope emanates from the Lord, and it transcends the bounds of this mortal sphere Hope becomes an anchor to the soul. To this anchor, the faithful can cling, securely tethered to the Lord. As declared in scripture: “Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast.” – A More Excellent Hope, Ensign February 1997
“Challenges lie ahead for the Church and for each member divinely charged toward self-improvement and service… How is it possible to achieve the “impossible”? Learn and obey the teachings of God. From the holy scriptures, heaven-sent lift will be found for heaven-sent duties.” – With God Nothing Shall Be Impossible, General Conference April 1988
Tyler Nelson grew up in Brigham City, Utah. After serving a mission to Samara, Russia, he graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in Creative Writing. Tyler is the author of several short stories, including first place in Warp and Weave at UVU. He lives in Provo with his drop-dead gorgeous wife and enjoys playing basketball, playing the banjo, studying history, and collecting Pokemon cards.