Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Adversity

  • "We have become as a great army. We are now a people of consequence. Our voice is heard when we speak up. We have demonstrated our strength in meeting adversity. Our strength is our faith in the Almighty. No cause under the heavens can stop the work of God. Adversity may raise its ugly head. The world may be troubled with wars and rumors of wars, but this cause will go forward."

    —Gordon B. Hinckley, "Living in the Fulness of Times", Ensign, November 2001
    Topics: Adversity

  • "Patience in affliction and suffering describes the life of Christ, the great exemplar. In moments of great suffering and pain which transpired in Gethsemane, He was able to express in fervent prayer, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt” (Matt. 26:39), giving us the example and a frame of reference for a life of obedience and perseverance, despite circumstances or external conditions in which we could find ourselves."

    —Angel Abrea, "Patience in Affliction"
    Topics: Adversity, Jesus Christ

  • "To children whose family situation is troubled, we say, you yourself are no less for that. Challenges are at times an indication of the Lord’s trust in you. He can help you, directly and through others, to deal with what you face. You can become the generation, perhaps the first in your family, where the divine patterns that God has ordained for families truly take shape and bless all the generations after you."

    —D. Todd Christofferson, "Fathers"
    Topics: Adversity, Family, Faith

  • "Remember that the Lord will shape the back to bear the burden placed upon it."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "To Learn, to Do, to Be"
    Topics: Adversity

  • "LIfe is wonderful, even in the hard times, and there is happiness, joy, and peace at stops all along the way."

    —Howard W. Hunter, "Chapter 1: Jesus Christ--Our Only Way to Hope and Joy"
    Topics: Adversity

  • "In stories, as in life, adversity teaches us things we cannot learn otherwise. Adversity helps to develop a depth of character."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Your Happily Ever After"
    Topics: Adversity

  • "Challenges help us become more like our Father in Heaven."

    —Richard G. Scott, "Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority"
    Topics: Adversity, Progression

  • "Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "You Can Do It Now!"
    Topics: Adversity

  • "So how do you best respond when mental or emotional challenges confront you or those you love? Above all, never lose faith in your Father in Heaven, who loves you more than you can comprehend. ... Never, ever doubt that, and never harden your heart."

    —Jeffrey R. Holland, "Like a Broken Vessel"
    Topics: Adversity

  • "The gospel teaches us to be happy, to have faith rather than fear, to find hope and overcome despair, to leave darkness and turn toward the light of the everlasting gospel."

    —Boyd K. Packer, "The Key to Spiritual Protection"
    Topics: Adversity