In this video, Elder Nelson testifies that knowledge of the plan of salvation can help us endure the trials of mortality.
“Even though the going is tough sometimes,” he said, “we can endure, and enduring in faith will allow us to have that great blessing of life eternal with our Heavenly Father, with the Lord Jesus Christ, and with our families and loved ones, never to be separated from them.”
This belief helps strengthen Dean and Danélle Ricker, who share the heartrending story of losing their 15-year-old daughter, Essa, in a tragic accident. “You feel cheated in a sense,” says Danélle, “but I have to trust in knowing that Heavenly Father knows best.”
"Through tears and trials, through fears and sorrows, through the heartache and loneliness of losing loved ones, there is assurance that life is everlasting. Our Lord and Savior is the living witness that such is so" (Thomas S. Monson, "Peace, Be Still," Liahona and Ensign, March 2013).