Sunday, February 14, 2010

He Cannot Desert Us

There was a quote shared in stake conference that I really liked, so I had to come home and look it up. The original quote was by George Q. Cannon:

"No matter how serious the trial, how deep the distress, how great the affliction, [God] will never desert us. He never has, and He never will. He cannot do it. It is [against] His character [to do so]. He is an unchangeable being. . . . He will stand by us. We may pass through the fiery furnace; we may pass through deep waters; but we shall not be consumed nor overwhelmed. We shall emerge from all these trials and difficulties the better and the purer for them, if we only trust in our God and keep His commandments."

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland quoted it in his October 1997 general conference talk, where he also added this:

"Those who will receive the Lord Jesus Christ as the source of their salvation will always lie down in green pastures, no matter how barren and bleak the winter has been. And the waters of their refreshment will always be still waters, no matter how turbulent the storms of life. In walking His path of righteousness, our souls will be forever restored; and though that path may for us, as it did for Him, lead through the very valley of the shadow of death, yet we will fear no evil. The rod of His priesthood and the staff of His Spirit will always comfort us."

It's a comforting reassurance to know that no matter what trials and challenges we face, we are never alone.


  1. Oh great quotes! I'm going to borrow one to put on my religion blog! :)