In the October General Conference, Elder James B. Martino of the Seventy gave a talk entitled "All Things Work Together for Good."
When we are in the midst of challenges, it is often difficult to see the purpose in our struggles. We sometimes fear that the trial is bigger than our ability to bear it. Even Joseph Smith, in a dark time during his imprisonment in Liberty Jail, cried out, "O God, where art thou?" (D&C 121:1), to which he received this reassurance from the Lord: "... Know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good."
In this conference talk, Elder Martino testifies:
What insights do you gain about facing trials as you study this talk?
"Our trials come in many forms, but each will allow us to become more like the Savior as we learn to recognize the good that comes from each experience. As we understand this doctrine, we gain greater assurance of our Father’s love. We may never know in this life why we face what we do, but we can feel confident that we can grow from the experience." Go here to find the media versions of the talk (audio, video, mp3, etc.).
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