What can we do when hard things happen to us?

From “‘Behold, We Count Them Happy Which Endure,’” Ensign, May 1998, 75.


Robert D. Hales
The members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are special witnesses of Jesus Christ.

What can we do when hard things happen to us?

We were not sent by Father in Heaven just to be born. We were sent to endure and to return to Him with honor.

As we put our faith in the Lord and keep our focus on the eternities, we will be blessed to be able to accept whatever trial we are given.

There is nothing that we are enduring that Jesus does not understand, and He waits for us to go to our Heavenly Father in prayer.

If we will be obedient and if we are diligent, our prayers will be answered, our problems will diminish, and we will be close to the Lord and feel of His love and of the comfort of the Holy Ghost.

Life on earth, as we know it, is only temporary, and, if we endure it well, the Lord has promised us: “And, if you keep my commandments and endure to the end you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all the gifts of God” (D&C 14:7).

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