This week on social media, Church leaders shared messages focused on the Savior, testimonies of the power of hope and faith, and the importance of serving others.
President Russell M. Nelson shared a short Tweet about his testimony of the Savior.
As a special witness of His holy name, I testify that Jesus is the divine Son of the living God. He will love you, lift you, and manifest Himself unto you if you will love Him and keep His commandments.
— Russell M. Nelson (@NelsonRussellM) September 13, 2020
“I am not blind to the difficulties of life, but I think now I can see beyond them,” he wrote.
Growing up, his family sometimes experienced tension in the home, and he sometimes worried that his parents would get divorced. He also realized that his family didn’t have much money upon leaving home for college. In spite of financial difficulties, “I was able to go to BYU and Yale University, both on scholarships. We had to scrape, claw, pray, and hope that we would have enough money to pay our tithing and get through school,” Elder Holland said in the post.
Through all the challenges, he always knew things would work out. “It wasn’t just hope for hope’s sake — it was theological, religious hope in the Almighty,” he wrote.
Elder Holland’s advice to anyone who may be struggling is to “be hopeful, be happy, and smile. Remember that God is on your side. He is not an angry, vicious God trying to trip you. He is for you — not against you.”
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles posted on Twitter about finding comfort in the blessings of obedience and doing “simple things that are right before God.”
We should find great comfort in the fact that ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will be blessed in extraordinary ways.
— David A. Bednar (@BednarDavidA) September 16, 2020