I direct this to those of you who are depressed, discouraged and heartbroken; to you who have feelings of being unloved, unimportant and of no worth. I ask: Why would you ever think that you are lesser than those around you? Was it something someone said? Was it something you did? Was something someone did to you? I do not know, but I do know, however, that it is a lie.
If you have not realized this, realize it now. Satan is real. He is, “The Great Deceiver” as Elder Marion G. Romney labeled him, because he deceives us. Satan is miserable; all he wants to do is make us as miserable as he is. But guess what? We are sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father. Do you think God would create us just so that we could become miserable? No, God loves us all. God wants us to become as He is; perfect.
So, let’s start with doubting your doubts. Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, “Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.” Doubt that you are unloved, doubt that you are unimportant, doubt that you are of no worth. Because you are of worth, you are important, you are loved. And I bet a whole lot, that as most of you read those words, Satan is telling you the exact opposite. Don’t listen to the Adversary. Satan is lying; he is The Deceiver. It is not true and God will not allow it.
Now you may be thinking, “What about me? There’s no way He loves me, because I did something really bad.” Well, we have all done something real bad. Maybe even something that we think that we can’t be forgiven of. But guess again, that is yet another lie of The Deceiver. I am a living witness that that is true, Satan has tricked me many times.
God loves you. I cannot tell you enough. He loves all of us. For why would God have sent His only begotten son to die for us, and to atone so that we could be forgiven? He loves us so much that He gave His only begotten son. Do not distance yourself from His Atonement. Do not waste the Atonement. He understands you, He loves you, and He would do it all again for you.