Joy from Repentance

Happiness from Repentance

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Oh, how I want each of my children, grandchildren, and each of you, my brothers and sisters, to feel the joy and closeness to Heavenly Father and to our Savior as we daily repent of our sins and weaknesses. Each accountable child of Heavenly Father needs repentance. Consider what sins we need to repent of. What is holding us back? In what ways do we need to improve?
 
Linda S. Reeves, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
The Great Plan of Redemption,” October 2016 General Conference
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“To me, the greatest miracles in life are not the parting of the Red Sea, the moving of mountains, or even the healing of the body. The greatest miracle happens when we humbly approach our Father in Heaven in prayer, fervently plead to be forgiven, and then are cleansed of those sins through the atoning sacrifice of our Savior.”
 
Linda S. Reeves, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
The Great Plan of Redemption,” October 2016 General Conference

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“One Sunday a young sister joyfully exclaimed, ‘I get to take the sacrament today!’ When was the last time we rejoiced in that privilege? And how do we demonstrate it? We do this by always remembering the Savior and always keeping His commandments, which include keeping His Sabbath day holy. We do it by always remembering Him as we always have our personal and family prayers, daily scripture study, and weekly family home evenings. And when we get distracted or casual with these important things, we repent and begin again.”

Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President
The Power, Joy, and Love of Covenant Keeping,” October 2013 General Conference

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“It is Satan who puts hopeless thoughts into the hearts of those who have made mistakes. The Lord Jesus Christ always gives us hope…The easiest, quickest path to happiness and peace is to repent and change as soon as we can.”

Julie B. Beck, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Remembering, Repenting, and Changing,” April 2007 General Conference

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“The Savior isn’t our last chance; He is our only chance. Our only chance to overcome self-doubt and catch a vision of who we may become. Our only chance to repent and have our sins washed clean. Our only chance to purify our hearts, subdue our weaknesses, and avoid the adversary. Our only chance to obtain redemption and exaltation. Our only chance to find peace and happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come.”

Sheri L. Dew, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Our Only Chance,” April 1999 General Conference

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“Repentance means turning the heart and the will to God. It denotes a change of mind, a fresh view about God, about oneself, and about the world. It is a cleansing process. It is the way back. There is someone who does care and will help. You can choose to wallow in despair or to make the changes that will bring lasting happiness.”

Elaine L. Jack, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Identity of a Young Woman,” October 1989 General Conference

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