How can I stay safe from bad things in the world?

Richard G. Scott

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “How to Live Well amid Increasing Evil,” Ensign, May 2004, 100–102.


Richard G. Scott
Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some thoughts on this subject.

How can I stay safe from bad things in the world?

Though life may seem difficult now, hold on to the iron rod of truth. You are making more progress than you realize.

You can live a virtuous, productive, righteous life by following the plan of protection created by your Father in Heaven: His plan of happiness.

As you continue to center your mind and heart in the Lord, He will help you have a rich and full life no matter what happens in the world around you.

Heavenly Father prepared the scriptures and provides continuing divine guidance to sustain us. That help will assure that you can live with peace and happiness amid increasing evil.

Seek and be attentive to the personal guidance given to you through the Holy Spirit.

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