"Remember that the Lord will shape the back to bear the burden placed upon it."
"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"
"In stories, as in life, adversity teaches us things we cannot learn otherwise. Adversity helps to develop a depth of character."
"Challenges help us become more like our Father in Heaven."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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)."
"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."
"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."