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November 22, 2020 - Do not let go, no matter what!

Pondering a passage of scripture can be a key to unlock revelation and the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Ghost. Scriptures can calm an agitated soul, giving peace, hope, and a restoration of confidence in one’s ability to overcome the challenges of life. They have potent power to heal emotional challenges when there is faith in the Savior. They can accelerate physical healing.

Elder Richard G. Scott, "The Power of Scripture", General Conference, October 2011

I am thankful that Heavenly Father hasn't left us to traverse this mortal life alone. No, He still guides us. He is there. Our eyes cannot see on the other side of that thin veil. He is talking to us. Through the Holy Ghost, primarily, He speaks to us, giving us direction for our lives and for the lives under our stewardship. He also speaks to us through Prophet's and apostles, both ancient and modern, even alive this very day.

Scriptures, from our standard works, as well as words from our prophet, and apostles, and other inspired servants today, show us the direction to go and how to act while going that direction.

We are in the midst of a thick "mist of darkness" in our world today, covering any sense of bearing or direction. We cannot see in front of us. We hear many voices either telling us where we should go, or mocking us for not joining with them, those in the great and spacious building.

Then, through the countless voices shouting, even screaming, if we listen for it, our Father is speaking to us. Hold to that "rod of iron". He is telling us where to go and how to get there. His voice is not shouting. He is not screaming. His voice is quiet. It is still, but it is active. His voice will, indeed, penetrate through the cacophony of noise to pierce our ears, minds and hearts.

We just need to be still, close our eyes, and listen for it. There is no better way to listen for it then to ponder on what He's already said. We need to read His words, then meditate on them. And listen. His voice may not be audible. Pay attention to feelings. Pay attention to thoughts. Let's be intent on hearing Him speak to us through those words, feelings, or thoughts. He will speak to us. He will give us answers. He will direct us. In fact, He most likely already is, but we are just not listening fully.

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