Through adversity—trials, troubles, and distress—man can have many experiences that lead to spiritual growth and eternal progress by turning to the Lord.

    • God himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations:1 Sam. 10:19;
    • They cried unto the Lord in their trouble:Ps. 107:6, 13, 19, 28;
    • Though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, yet shall not thy teachers be removed:Isa. 30:20–21;
    • It must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things:2 Ne. 2:11;
    • If they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet:D&C 29:39;
    • Thine adversity shall be but a small moment:D&C 121:7–8;
    • All these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good:D&C 122:5–8;
    • They taste the bitter, that they may know to prize the good:Moses 6:55;