Emily Belle Freeman
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THIS IS MY JOY

AND MY GREAT REJOICING

A Feeling Of Need to Have Questions Answered

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 4.50.29 PM It is Wednesday.

I feel the weekend approaching and I find my heart anticipating it.

There is a lot weighing on my heart right now.  Heavy things.  Burdens for which I seek answers.

I find that I am spending more time in prayer, asking my own questions, and hoping that the pleadings of those I am most fond of will be heard and answered.

My heart is open. My soul is preparing.

Today I have found great comfort in the words of President Harold B. Lee from the April 1973 General Conference...

"We are grateful to all who have contributed to the success and inspiration of this conference, especially to our General Authorities who have delivered such timely, inspired messages.

Sitting where we do as the First Presidency, we have been aware these last six months that there has been such a feeling of need to have questions answered, to have spoken from this pulpit at this conference things that are needed by so many in this mixed-up world, to help them to set guidelines for their own lives.

I believe I have never known when the General Authorities have so completely covered the various areas where we have had great concern.

If you want to know what the Lord has for this people at the present time, I would admonish you to get and read the discourses that have been delivered at this conference; for what these brethren have spoken by the power of the Holy Ghost is the mind of the Lord, the will of the Lord, the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation.

I am sure all who have listened, if they have been in tune, have felt the sincerity and the deep conviction from those who have spoken so appropriately and so effectively." (Harold B. Lee, April 1973)

I am the person he described.

In my heart there is such a feeling of need to have questions answered. There are things I need to hear at this Conference for those I love who live in this mixed-up world. I am looking for guidance specific to this moment in my life.

I find that I am intrigued by the warning in the last line of President Lee's counsel:  It is not enough to just listen.  We must be in tune.

So that is what I will focus on for the next several days.

How to become more in tune.

So I can feel the sincerity and the deep conviction.

So the questions I have can be answered.