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"Just as Jesus' anxious Apostles were given peace by 'another Comforter,' so today can all men and women receive the same marvelous blessing each day of their lives: the teenager challenged by peer pressure, the person torn by seemingly overwhelming passions or emotions, the person encircled about by loneliness and despair, the hungry, the oppressed, the forgotten, the frightened, the abused, the abuser, the liar, the thief--all who will surrender, follow the Master, and do His works are entitled to the same peace." - Dennis E. Simmons, "His Peace," General Conference, April 1997

"'Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me' (D&C 19:23).

"'He who doeth the works of righteousness shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come' (D&C 59:23).

"Just as Helaman discovered in the midst of battle that 'he did speak peace to our souls' (Alma 58:11) and Oliver Cowdery had peace spoken to his mind when he cried unto the Lord in his heart that he might know concerning the truth of the Book of Mormon (see D&C 6:22-23), all sincere seekers can have that same peace spoken to them. That peace comes from the assurances spoken by a still, small voice. The Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit who generally communicates not through physical senses but by touching the heart and mind—in other words, He speaks through thoughts, impressions, and feelings and does so softly." - Dennis E. Simmons, "His Peace," Ensign (CR), May 1997, p.31

"As a young man, I returned home from an eighth-grade basketball tournament dejected, disappointed, and confused. I blurted out to my mother, 'I don't know why we lost—I had faith we'd win!'

"I now realize that I did not then know what faith is.

"Faith is not bravado, not just a wish, not just a hope. True faith is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ—confidence and trust in Jesus Christ that leads a person to follow Him. (Alma 32:21)" - Dennis E. Simmons, "But If Not...," Ensign (CR), May 2004, p.73

Faith is believing that although we do not understand all things, He does. Faith is knowing that although our power is limited, His is not. Faith in Jesus Christ consists of complete reliance on Him. - Dennis E. Simmons, "But If Not…," Ensign (CR) May 2004

Men accomplish marvelous things by trusting in the Lord and keeping His commandments—by exercising faith even when they don’t know how the Lord is shaping them. - Dennis E. Simmons, “But If Not…,” Ensign (CR) May 2004

Our God will see that we receive justice and fairness, but if not…. He will make sure that we are loved and recognized, but if not…. We will receive a perfect companion and righteous and obedient children, but if not,… we will have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, knowing that if we do all we can do, we will, in His time and in His way, be delivered and receive all that He has. - Dennis E. Simmons, "But If Not…," Ensign (CR), May 2004

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