In the struggles of mortality, we are never left alone to accomplish our work, to fight our battles, to face adversity or unanswered questions.
Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
The Soul’s Sincere Desire,” October 2016 General Conference


“…Answers to our sincere questions come when we earnestly seek and when we live the commandments. I was reminded that our faith can reach beyond the limits of current reason.”

Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary General President
Returning to Faith,” April 2015 General Conference


“In a 1953 letter, Mother Teresa wrote: ‘Please pray specially for me that I may not spoil His work and that Our Lord may show Himself—for there is such terrible darkness within me, as if everything was dead. It has been like this more or less from the time I started ‘the work.’ Ask Our Lord to give me courage.’
“Archbishop Périer responded: ‘God guides you, dear Mother; you are not so much in the dark as you think. The path to be followed may not always be clear at once. Pray for light; do not decide too quickly, listen to what others have to say, consider their reasons. You will always find something to help you. … Guided by faith, by prayer, and by reason with a right intention, you have enough.’
“My friend thought if Mother Teresa could live her religion without all the answers and without a feeling of clarity in all things, maybe she could too.”
Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary General President
Returning to Faith,” April 2015 General Conference


“As young women, we are faced with challenges, choices, and difficult situations. Many times we think we are strong enough to handle them by ourselves. We aren’t strong enough, not by ourselves at least. But if we seek with real intent and with all of our heart for help and answers, we will receive guidance and direction from the Lord. We need to allow the Lord to help us. We must trust in him and do his will. After we have done his will, we will find true joy and happiness. We will know that what we have done is right.”

Andrea Allen, young women
Trust in the Lord,” April 1995 General Conference


“My dear sisters, trust in the Lord. Life will bring you many difficult and even frightening decisions. Follow the Spirit in making those decisions, in consultation with those who are also affected by those decisions. Seek information from the knowledgeable. Seek priesthood blessings, when you desire, to supplement your own pleadings with the Lord. And when your course is clear, pursue it with all your might and find joy and rejoicing in it.”

Chieko N. Okazaki, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Rowing Your Boat,” October 1994 General Conference


“Seeking implies so much more than merely looking. Seek means energy, direction, passion, purpose. To seek requires all our ‘heart, might, mind and strength’. We sisters are good at using our hearts and our hands in the Lord’s work. But we must also use our minds. More than one hundred years ago, Relief Society President Emmeline B. Wells said, ‘I believe in women, especially thinking women’. So do I.”

Elaine L. Jack, Relief Society General President
Seek, and Ye Shall Find,” October 1994 General Conference


“[Mother] taught us then, and later, that good questions can be important if we are truly searching to understand, and that sometimes good answers that are good enough may take a lifetime of looking.”

Aileen H. Clyde, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Charity Suffereth Long,” October 1991 General Conference



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