Comfort/Strength from the Scriptures

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“Search the scriptures daily. There you will also find great solace and help.”

Linda S. Reeves, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
The Lord Has Not Forgotten You,” October 2012 General Conference

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“The scriptures are full of accounts of men and women who showed great courage to do whatever the Lord commanded, even when the tasks seemed impossible, even when they may have wanted to give up.”

Mary N. Cook, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Never, Never, Never Give Up!” April 2010 General Conference

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“As you read the scriptures, you will come to know that the Savior is not only the light and life of the world; He is our one bright hope. Through Him you can have the hope of returning to live with your Father in Heaven. Through Him you can repent and overcome the things that will keep you from being steadfast. Through Him you can find the strength and courage to press forward even when the winds of resistance blow.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Press Forward and Be Steadfast,” April 2003 General Conference

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“It’s not always easy, and there are things I still don’t understand. But when I look past all that, craving the Lord’s companionship, the scriptures infuse my spirit with the Spirit. They will do the same for you. They will enlighten you, lift you, comfort you, strengthen you. They will envelop you in a warm blanket of heavenly love. How do I know? Because they do that for me. It is Heavenly Father’s promise to us. It is eating at the Lord’s table.”

Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President
Fat-Free Feasting,” April 1995 General Conference

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“The words of the scriptures will strengthen you in times of temptation. The scriptures have been given to us to help us find peace and reassurance in times of crisis, to help us find solutions to our everyday challenges, to strengthen us in times of temptation. The scriptures will help us improve our behavior as we come to know our Savior, Jesus Christ.”

Janette C. Hales, Young Women General President
Ye Shall Feast Upon this Fruit,” April 1995 General Conference

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“We are all different. Each of us has been given talents as well as challenges. Some of us may have physical or mental limitations; others may be lonely or come from homes that do not teach gospel principles. Because Heavenly Father loves each of us, he has provided us with a source of comfort and strength—the scriptures.”

Hilarie Cole, young woman
He Will Be There to Help,” April 1995 General Conference

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“Through prayer and study you can know the scriptures are true. I am so anxious for you to know and love the scriptures so they can provide answers during your teenage years when the climb is steep and scary and risky and you need inspiration as you make important choices every day. As you become more and more familiar with the scriptures, they can eventually become your favorite stories, easy to read; and they will help you have determination to stand firm for righteousness, even when it’s hard.”

Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President
The Holy Scriptures – Letters from Home,” October 1985 General Conference

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