General Conference (Saturday afternoon): Elder Carl B. Cook

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Elder Carl B. Cook said “remember, it is better to look up” in regard to life.

Instead of being weighed down by all he has to do, President Thomas S. Monson exercises “great faith and is filled with optimism, wisdom and love for others,” Elder Cook said.

By looking to God for help,  the burdens of life will not overwhelm us, Elder Cook said. He said “we will not feel incapable of doing what we are called to do, or need to do.”

“We must have the faith to look up and the courage to follow His direction,” Elder Cook said.

By remembering Heavenly Father and His power, strength can be received through the Atonement, he said.

“It is the means whereby we can receive the faith and strength to endure all things,” Elder Cook said.

“We must have the faith to look up and the courage to follow His direction.”

He told of the brass serpent and how only some looked up to the serpent and were healed, while others doubted and did not.

The Lord gave constant guidance to the children of Israel as they wandered through the wilderness and “can do the same for us,” Elder Cook said.

Elder Cook reminded listeners that spiritually looking toward the Lord is not a one-time experience and that “as we look to Him, He will lead us.”

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