Here is my favorite gem from Conference weekend. It was in a talk by Elder Richard G. Scott. I found this to be so very true on my darkest hours and days of grief. I loved the analogy he used to illustrate this truth.
"The influence of the Holy Spirit can be overcome or masked by strong emotions such as anger, hate, passion, fear or pride (and I would add despair). When such influences are present it is like trying to savor the delicate flavor of a grape while eating a jalepeno pepper. Both flavors are present but one completely overpowers the other. In like manner strong emotions overcome the delicate promptings of the Spirit."
May we all find the quiet hope necessary to feel the guidance of the Spirit of the Lord in our lives.