`Don't face world alone,' trust Lord

To those facing challenges, Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve gave some counsel at the April 1989 general conference.

He said that sometimes challenges are overwhelming and "are so concentrated, so unrelenting, that you may feel they are beyond your capacity to control."Don't face the world alone. `Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.' (Prov. 3:5.)

"In many ways, the world is like a jungle, with dangers that can harm or mutilate your body, enslave or destroy your mind, or decimate your morality. It was intended that life be a challenge, not so that you would fail, but that you might succeed through overcoming. You face on every hand difficult but vitally important decisions. There is an array of temptations, destructive influences, and camouflaged dangers, the like of which no previous generation has faced. I am persuaded that today no one, no matter how gifted, strong, or intelligent, will avoid serious problems without seeking the help of the Lord."

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