“I Do Not Know the Meaning of All Things”

Bryan Richards

Henry B. Eyring

"Will there be perplexities? Yes, indeed. 'I know that [God] loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things' (1 Ne. 11:171 Ne. 11:17). Indeed, we too will not always know the 'meaning' of things happening to us and around us. Therefore, whatever knowledge we may have, we still need to have faith to see us through those puzzling moments. Because of past verifying experiences, we can know that we have proven God 'in days that are past,' thus giving us faith for the challenges of the present." (On Becoming a Disciple Scholar, p. 22.)

Neal A. Maxwell

"There have been and will be times in each of our lives when such faith must be the bottom line: We don't know what is happening to us or around us, but we know that God loves us, and knowing that, for the moment, is enough." (Not My Will, But Thine, p. 120.)