“Avoid worldly wickedness. Know that God is in control.  In time, Satan will completely fail and be punished for his perverse evil.  God has a specific plan for your life.  He will reveal parts of that plan to you as you look for it with faith and consistent obedience.  His Son has made you free–not from the consequences of your acts, but free to make choices.  God’s eternal purpose is for you to be successful in this mortal life.   No matter how wicked the world becomes you can earn that blessing.  Seek and be attentive to the personal guidance given to you through the Holy Spirit.  Continue to be worthy to receive it.  Reach out to others who stumble and are perplexed, not certain of what path to follow.”

Elder Richard G. Scott
How to Live Well amid Increasing Evil
Ensign, May 2004