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President Russell M. Nelson: ‘Overcome the World and Find Rest’

‘Entering into a covenant relationship with God binds us to Him in a way that makes everything about life easier’

President Russell M. Nelson speaks at general conference.

President Russell M. Nelson speaks during the Sunday morning session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Oct. 2, 2022.

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President Russell M. Nelson: ‘Overcome the World and Find Rest’

‘Entering into a covenant relationship with God binds us to Him in a way that makes everything about life easier’

President Russell M. Nelson speaks at general conference.

President Russell M. Nelson speaks during the Sunday morning session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Oct. 2, 2022.

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President Russell M. Nelson spoke during the Sunday morning session of October 2022 general conference. He taught that those who make and keep covenants can find rest and overcome the world with the Savior’s help. The following is a summary of what he said.

President Nelson’s conference talk summary

The complexities and challenges of the world leave many feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Making and keeping covenants makes life easier. The Savior has promised: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). “Those who live the higher laws of Jesus Christ have access to His higher power. Thus, covenant-keepers are entitled to a special kind of rest.”

Because Jesus Christ overcame the world and atoned for all of God’s children, all can overcome the world with His help. Overcoming the world means overcoming the temptation to care more about the things of the world than the things of God. It means loving Him and His Son more than anyone or anything else. By seeking for and following the promptings of the Spirit and striving to live His higher laws, “the Savior lifts us above the pull of this fallen world by blessing us with greater … rest.”

“My plea to you this morning is to find rest from the intensity, uncertainty and anguish of this world by overcoming the world through your covenants with God. … Cherish and honor your covenants above all other commitments. As you let God prevail in your life, I promise you greater peace, confidence, joy and, yes, rest.”

Notable quotes from President Nelson’s conference talk

Entering into a covenant relationship with God binds us to Him in a way that makes everything about life easier.

I … plead with you now to take charge of your own testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel. Work for it. Nurture it so that it will grow.

Because Jesus Christ overcame this world, you can too.

Who is President Nelson?

President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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What has President Nelson done recently?

Read more of President Nelson’s general conference addresses, or follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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