Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Repentance

  • "The invitation to repent is rarely a voice of chastisement but rather a loving appeal to turn around and to “re-turn” toward God. It is the beckoning of a loving Father and His Only Begotten Son to be more than we are, to reach up to a higher way of life, to change, and to feel the happiness of keeping the commandments."

    —Neil L. Andersen, "Repent ... That I May Heal You"
    Topics: Repentance

  • "The reach of the Savior’s Atonement is infinite in breadth and depth, for you and for me. But it will never be imposed on us. … Repentance is a choice."

    —Dale G. Renlund, "Repentance: A Joyful Choice"
    Topics: Repentance

  • "Our Redeemer chooses to forgive because of His incomparable compassion, mercy, and love. Our Savior wants to forgive because this is one of His divine attributes. And, like the Good Shepherd He is, He is joyful when we choose to repent."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Repentance: A Joyful Choice", Ensign, November 2016
    Topics: Forgiveness, Repentance

  • "You don’t have to continue to carry the burden of sorrow caused by sin—alone. You don’t have to carry the pain caused by the unrighteous actions of others—alone. You don’t have to experience the painful realities of mortality—alone."

    —Carole M. Stephens, "The Master Healer", Ensign, November 2016
    Topics: Repentance, Relying on God

  • "The gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to change. “Repent” is its most frequent message, and repenting means giving up all of our practices—personal, family, ethnic, and national—that are contrary to the commandments of God. The purpose of the gospel is to transform common creatures into celestial citizens, and that requires change"

    —Dallin H. Oaks, "Repentance and Change", Ensign, November 2003
    Topics: Repentance

  • "Please be assured that you can repent, and you can be healed. Repentance will need to precede healing. Healing may be a long process. Your bishop or branch president can counsel you as to how you can receive the help you need to be healed."

    —Quentin L. Cook, "Don’t Wear Masks", New Era, March 2013
    Topics: Repentance

  • "“Lord, Is It I?” I wonder what each of us would do if we were asked that question by the Savior. Would we look at those around us and say in our hearts, “He’s probably talking about Brother Johnson. I’ve always wondered about him,” or “I’m glad Brother Brown is here. He really needs to hear this message”? Or would we, like those disciples of old, look inward and ask that penetrating question: “Is it I?” In these simple words, “Lord, is it I?” lies the beginning of wisdom and the pathway to personal conversion and lasting change."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Lord, Is It I?"
    Topics: Humility, Repentance

  • "To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do things you have never before done."

    —Richard G. Scott, "Finding the Way Back"
    Topics: Repentance

  • "Thankfully, Christ is always near, waiting and willing to help us when we pray for help and are willing to repent and come unto Him."

    —M. Russell Ballard, "God Is at the Helm"
    Topics: Repentance

  • "Perhaps at no other time do we feel the divine love of the Savior as abundantly as we do when we repent."

    —Linda S. Reeves, "Claim the Blessings of Your Covenants"
    Topics: Repentance