Sunday, April 28, 2013


I've been thinking about trials lately. I have a couple of trials that I've been dealing with for a long time. Several years, actually. One in particular is getting very difficult to bear. Like many others, I find myself asking, "why?" Unlike some people, I don't think it's wrong to ask "why." I think this is good. I'd like to know what I am suppose to learn from this trial.

I read a talk tonight by President Henry B. Eyring that was very enlightening. He says, "Dependence on God can fade quickly when prayers are answered. And when the trouble lessens, so do the prayers." This really hit me. I think one of the reasons for my trial is so I will be humble and depend on God.

I'm sure there are many other things I am supposed to be learning from that trial and the other things I deal with, but that was just a thought I had that I wanted to share

Elder Orson F. Whitney said, “No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.” 

I love that. It is so powerful. It's interesting to me that some may think trials are punishment from God, when in reality they are gifts from God. A loving Heavenly Father gives us the trials that are most perfect for us so we can become who He wants us to become. Our trials are necessary.

Heavenly Father truly loves all of us. 

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