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By June 13, 2008

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Having hope will bless and help us as we struggle with life's trials, whether they be dealing with the death of a loved one, mental health challenges, struggles with the word of wisdom, loneliness, or any other trial that tests us during mortality.

President James E. Faust said:
"Hope is the anchor of our souls. I know of no one who is not in need of hope—young or old, strong or weak, rich or poor....

"Everybody in this life has their challenges and difficulties. That is part of our mortal test. The reason for some of these trials cannot be readily understood except on the basis of faith and hope because there is often a larger purpose which we do not always understand. Peace comes through hope" ("Hope, an Anchor of the Soul," Ensign, Nov 1999, 59).
Hope is from God, our Heavenly Father, who loves us, but feelings of hopelessness are "of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself" (2 Nephi 2:27). So hold onto hope, even when you don't know if you can, just trying to have hope is having hope!

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