If We Lose

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“If we lose our emotional and spiritual independence, our self-reliance, we can be weakened quite as much, perhaps even more, than when we become dependent materially.” +26   

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Self-Reliance

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“The blessings of temporal self-reliance become especially obvious in times of crises such as natural disasters, unemployment, or financial turmoil. But spiritual self-reliance is equally crucial in such times. Those with firm spiritual foundations are blessed with peace, reassurance, and greater faith when calling on Heavenly Father for help.” +31   

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Command To Work

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“The Lord has said that He has never given a law that was solely temporal.Perhaps the command to work is meant as much to bless us spiritually as to provide for us physically.” +25   

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To Live With This Assurance

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“To live with this assurance is a blessing perhaps greater than we can appreciate. All of us—sooner or later, in a moment of looming disaster or wearying confusion, having chosen God as our guide—will be able to sing with conviction, “Sweet is the peace the gospel brings.” +24   

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