By Lori Kunz from Utah.
Our oldest son died six years ago of brain cancer at age 16, and just a year ago my husband of almost 26 years suddenly told me we were getting a divorce. Our youngest son is serving a full-time mission in California, which is a very good thing, but I am totally alone for now. I have felt shattered and broken and wondered how I could ever be able to feel whole and happy again.
On the first weekend in April, I was listening to general conference. As soon as I heard President Dieter F. Uchtdorf begin describing the devastation in Dresden, Germany, during World War II, and his wondering as a little boy, “How can such destruction ever be overcome?” I knew his message was sent from God to me.
President Uchtdorf seemed to walk right into my heart and assure me that no life is so shattered that it cannot be rebuilt. I just wanted to reach through the screen and hug him.
I’m so grateful to know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost are aware of me, love me, and have the miraculous ability and desire to rebuild me.
President Uchtdorf taught, “You may feel that your life is in ruins. You may have sinned. You may be afraid, angry, grieving, or tortured by doubt. But just as the Good Shepherd finds His lost sheep, if you will only lift up your heart to the Savior of the world, He will find you.”
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