Living prophets and apostles assure us of God’s love for all of His children and teach us what we can do to feel His love in our lives.
“Your Heavenly Father loves you—each of you. That love never changes,” says President Thomas S. Monson. “It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. It is simply there. It is there for you when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there” (“We Never Walk Alone,” September 2013 general Relief Society meeting).
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland encourages us to “never lose faith in your Father in Heaven, who loves you more than you can comprehend. … Never, ever doubt that,” he urged. “And never harden your heart” (“Like a Broken Vessel,” October 2013 general conference).
The love of God and His Son, Jesus Christ, is eternal, teaches President Henry B. Eyring. “From before the world was, a loving Father in Heaven and His Beloved Son loved and worked with those who They knew would wander. God will love them forever,” President Eyring reminds us. (“To My Grandchildren,” October 2013 general conference).
President Monson urges us to strive to be close to Heavenly Father. “To do so, we must pray to Him and listen to Him every day,” he said. “We truly need Him every hour, whether they be hours of sunshine or of rain. May His promise ever be our watchword: ‘I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee’ (Joshua 1:5)” (“I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee,” October 2013 general conference).
“Faithfully pursue the time-tested devotional practices that bring the Spirit of the Lord into your life,” suggests Elder Holland. “Seek the counsel of those who hold keys for your spiritual well-being. Ask for and cherish priesthood blessings. Take the sacrament every week, and hold fast to the perfecting promises of the Atonement of Jesus Christ” (“Like a Broken Vessel,” October 2013 general conference).