“Latter-day Saint Voices: ‘Prepared to Receive the Glory’” Liahona, Mar. 2002, 36–41
Life is not always easy … ,” explains Elder L. Lionel Kendrick of the Seventy. “In the process of living we will face struggles, many of which will cause us to suffer and to experience pain” (see this issue, page 28).
Why must this be so? “My people must be tried in all things,” says the Lord, “that they may be prepared to receive the glory that I have for them” (D&C 136:31). Without trials we cannot be prepared for the great blessings the Lord wishes to give us. “Struggles,” continues Elder Kendrick, “are a part of the sacred sanctification process. There are no soft or slothful ways to become sanctified to the point that we are prepared to live in the presence of the Savior.”
The following accounts demonstrate how individuals have endured or overcome challenges and have become stronger and more sanctified as a result of the struggle.