Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Adversity

  • "The difficulties which come to us present us with the real test of our ability to endure. A fundamental question remains to be answered by each of us: Shall I falter, or shall I finish? Some do falter as they find themselves unable to rise above their challenges. To finish involves enduring to the very end of life itself."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "“I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee”"
    Topics: Adversity, Prophetic Messages

  • "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

  • "Only the Master knows the depths of our trials, our pain, and our suffering. He alone offers us eternal peace in times of adversity. He alone touches our tortured souls with His comforting words: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28)."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "“I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee”"
    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

  • "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

  • "Our Heavenly Father, who gives us so much to delight in, also knows that we learn and grow and become stronger as we face and survive the trials through which we must pass."

    —Thomas S. Monson, ""I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee""
    Topics: Adversity

  • "The trials and tribulation that we experience may be the very things that guide us to come unto Him and cling to our covenants so that we might return to His presence and receive all that the Father hath."

    —Linda S. Reeves, "Claim the Blessings of Your Covenants"
    Topics: Adversity

  • "The difficulties which come to us present us with the real test of our ability to endure. A fundamental question remains to be answered by each of us: Shall I falter, or shall I finish?"

    —Thomas S. Monson, ""I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee""
    Topics: Adversity, Prophetic Messages