The Church of Latter-Day Saints or the Mormon Church is full of wisdom that you can use on an everyday basis if you are looking for spiritual inspiration to keep yourself going in the middle of difficult times.
Here are some of the best LDS quotes you should look at whenever you are facing rough days and hard times:
Our opportunities to give of ourselves are indeed limitless, but they are also perishable. There are hearts to gladden. There are kind words to say. There are gifts to be given. There are deeds to be done. There are souls to be saved.
In simple terms, what this quote is trying to tell us is to make the most out of the limited time we have. We may have unlimited opportunities, but our time is still limited. That means that we should take advantage of whatever time we have so that we may be able to perform the best deeds possible with whatever time we have in our hands.
The laughter of the world is merely loneliness pathetically trying to reassure itself.
Do not try to misunderstand this quote. What it is trying to tell us is that even those who seem happy and those who are laughing may still be lonely. Your task is to make sure that you are there to keep their loneliness at bay.
I am the last leaf on the tree, and the wind is blowing.
Times can be rough, and you may indeed be the last leaf on the tree. But that does not mean that you should merely fall victim to the wind’s strong gust even though the other leaves may have.
Faith is not so much something we believe; faith is something we live.
Merely believing and having faith is not always enough in whatever kind of religion. Instead, faith is something that we should incorporate in our daily lives by actually doing what our religion requires of us instead of us merely just believing and having faith.
He who moves forward with a happy spirit will find that things will work out.
When you are trying to move forward from whatever spot you are on, always make sure that you are doing so with a happy spirit. After all, as long as you are satisfied with whatever you are doing, things will eventually turn out well for you.
No one has failed who keeps trying and keeps praying.
Failure can never be an option for those who are always trying their best to improve and become better. Of course, praying is one of the numbers in the equation. Praying is just as important as trying harder in whatever endeavor. And if you happen to do both, you will be able to succeed in the end.
Fight all of your battles on your knees and you will win every time.
Merely standing up and fighting is not enough in a lot of different battles. Instead, try going down on your knees and pray. You will find that praying helps just as much as actually fighting your battles in life.
Never give up what you want most for what you want today.
We all have long-term goals that we strive to achieve inch by inch on a daily basis. However, we also have daily wants and needs that may not be related to our long-term goal. But just because you want something today, it does not mean that you should sacrifice tomorrow for it. Always think ahead and never sacrifice your tomorrow for today’s temporary wants.
Find a heart that will love you at your worst and arms that will hold you at your weakest.
No one will ever deny the fact that we need someone else in our lives. However, we should be picky with whoever we want by our side when things are difficult. It should be someone who is willing to love you whenever you are at your worst and still hold you when you cannot even hold yourself up.
The words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.
In case you are doubting yourself and you do not know where to start or what to do, just look at the words of Christ for the guidance you need to keep on going and to know what should be the right path for you.
Everything in the scriptures is applicable to our lives.
Read the scriptures and incorporate them into how you live. They are the words of our Savior and are certainly more than applicable today if you are wondering how to live your life to the fullest and to which direction you should go.
It is the trials of life that makes us humble and makes us strong.
Praying and reading the scriptures may not be enough to help make us strong and to develop the humility we need. We also need to go through tough trials and come out on top if we want to turn out with the humility and the strength that life requires from us so that we can keep on moving forward.
Resist not the glory of the holy ghost.
Never resist the gifts we get from the holy ghost, for it is from it that we get most of our blessings in life.
We’re not alone–at least, we’re alone only if we choose to be alone. We’re alone only if we choose to go through life relying solely on our own strength rather than learning to draw upon the power of God.
Man is not an island, so they say. We are social animals that cannot live on our own. We need each other if we are to go through life successfully. Some of us may be strong on our own, but we still need each other in the end if we want to be able to succeed against our trials. Of course, relying on God’s strength is just as important as relying on one another.
God not only loves the obedient – He enlightens them.
When you obey the will of God, you are not only loved; you are also enlightened with the knowledge you need to go through another day. It is a give and take relationship where the obedient gets the enlightenment he needs from the Lord. Think of the Lord as a father who will always be there to guide and enlighten you as long as you are obedient enough.
Forget yourself and go to work.
When things get too tough, and we need something that could push us forward, just forget yourself and do the things you should be doing. That, in many cases, is the first step you need to take if you want something to get done. Forget yourself and just do your job, so even though you do not want to.
By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer, we often find the answers to our own.
There are many times when you often overthink about our own prayers to the point that we forget others. However, becoming kind and granting the prayers of others by helping them succeed can often times help us see the answers to our own prayers as well.
Heaven is filled by those who have this in common: they are forgiven and they forgive.
To forgive is not only to forget but is also the key to heaven. There is no doubt that some people may have done us harm at some point in our lives. However, it is important that we make sure that we still forgive them so that we may also be forgiven for our own misdeeds and mistakes.
If today you are a little better than you were yesterday, then that’s enough.
You do not have to always go from 0 to 100 in an instant. Life is not about hitting the jackpot tomorrow. Instead, we have to live it a dollar in the piggy bank a day if we want to succeed ultimately. As long as you feel better today than yesterday, that alone is a victory in itself as you may ultimately make it all the way to 100 if you do it on a regular basis.
When I submit to the Lord’s will, I become an instrument in His hands.
Listening to the Lord’s will and submitting to His grace is what will ultimately help us become instruments He can use to help others.
By our actions, we show our love.
Words are not always enough to show how much you love a person. Instead, you should also rely on actions to make sure you convey how much you love the people around you. After all, actions speak louder than words.
You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead—a lot of it.
Never give up. Just keep on trying your best and strive for what you want in life. As long as you keep on going, you will find people that are willing to help you and things that will make you happy throughout what is shaping up to be a tough yet very fruitful journey ahead.
The real issue is not how others define us but how the Savior defines us.
You do not always have to rely on how others see you, and how you are defined in the eyes of others. What is more important is how the Lord sees you through your deeds and actions.
Your faith will grow not by chance but with choice.
Faith is not something that is developed and grown by chance. Instead, it is something that we should choose out of our own volition. Growing our faith is a matter of choice and is something we should decide to do instead of relying on chance encounters with the Lord.
Hope on. Journey on.
At the end of it all, this is the most important part of living. Keep on hoping for better days to come and make sure that you continue your journey no matter how difficult the road ahead may be. Hoping on and journeying on are the two most important ways for us to continue to live to the best of our capabilities.
No matter what is happening in your life right now, you can always trust in your faith and use it to fuel yourself. There are plenty of LDS quotes that fit whatever your situation is so that you will have the guidance that will allow you to push on with your life.