orsonfwhitney“No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God… and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we came here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.”
– Orson F. Whitney


MONSON_medium“You will one day stand aside and look at your difficult times, and you will realize that He was always there beside you.”
– Thomas S. Monson




Harold B. Lee“Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you but what happens inside of you; it is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life.”
– Harold B. Lee




dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“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.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf




Joseph_Smith1_Mormon“Sometimes the Lord brings us low before he can lift us higher.”
– Joseph Smith




MONSON_medium“We were not placed on this earth to walk alone.”
– Thomas S. Monson




dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“Life has a way of testing our anchors and tempting us to drift. Nevertheless, if our anchors are correctly placed in the rock of our Redeemer, they will hold no matter the force of the wind, the strength of the tide, or the height of the wave.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf



richard-g-scott-large“Although it may not be a welcome insight, the truth is that you will grow more rapidly through challenge and trial than from a life of ease and serenity with no disturbing elements. The intent of your Father in Heaven is to life you from where you are to where He knows you will have eternal purpose and unspeakable happiness.”
– Richard G. Scott



quentin-l-cook-large“When we follow the Savior of the world, the Son of God, we flourish and become glorious despite the many terrible circumstances that surround us.”
– Quentin L. Cook




l-tom-perry-large“Our journey through life has periods of both good times and bad. Each presents different challenges. How we learn to adjust to the changes which come along depends on the foundation on which we build. The gospel of our Lord and Savior provides a sure and solid foundation.”
– L. Tom Perry



linda-s-reeves-large“What will it matter, dear sisters, what we suffered here if in the end, those trials are the very things which qualify us for eternal life and exaltation in the kingdom of God with them.”
– Linda S. Reeves



jeffrey-r-holland-large“I testify that bad days come to an end, that faith always triumphs, and that heavenly promises are always kept.”
– Jeffrey R. Holland




jeffrey-r-holland-large“Now with that majestic devotion ringing from heaven as the great constant in our lives, manifested most purely and perfectly in the life, death, and Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, we can escape the consequences of both sin and stupidity -our own or that of others- in whatever form they may come to us in the course of daily living. If we give our heart to God, if we love the Lord Jesus Christ, if we do the best we can to live the gospel, then tomorrow -and every other day- is ultimately going to be magnificent, even if we don’t always recognize it as such. Why? Because our Heavenly Father wants it to be! He wants to bless us. A rewarding, abundant, and eternal life is the very object of His merciful plan for His children! It is a plan predicated on the truth ‘that all things work together for good to them that love God.’ So keep loving. Keep trying. Keep trusting. Keep believing. Keep growing Heaven is cheering you on today, tomorrow, and forever.”
– Jeffrey R. Holland


Lorenzo Snow“When you find yourselves a little gloomy, look around you and find somebody that is in a worse plight than yourself; go to him and find out what the trouble is, then try to remove it with the wisdom which the Lord bestows upon you; and the first thing you know, your gloom is gone, you feel light, the Spirit of the Lord is upon you, and everything seems illuminated.”
– Lorenzo Snow

spencerwkimball“One time or another we all face adversity’s chilling wind. One man flees from it, and like an unresisting kite falls to the ground. Another yields no retreating inch, and the wind that would destroy him lifts him as readily to the heights. We are not measured by the trials we meet, only by those we overcome. Neither rivers, mountains, nor ocean waters stop our pipeline crews. What they can’t go through, they go over, under, or around.”
– Spencer W. Kimball



MONSON_medium“Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments. There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us.”
– Thomas S. Monson


MONSON_medium“We truly need Him every hour, whether they be hours of sunshine or of rain.”
– Thomas S. Monson





brigham-young-mormon“Every trial and experience you have passed through is necessary for your salvation.”
– Brigham Young




dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“Though you may feel that no one can understand the depth of your despair, our Savior, Jesus Christ, understands.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf




m-russell-ballard-large“No matter how difficult the trial… we can take comfort in knowing that others before us have borne life’s most grievous trials and tragedies by looking to heaven.”
– M. Russell Ballard




glennlpace“Often trials and tribulations are allowed to come into [your life] because of what [you] are doing right.”
– Glenn L. Pace




jose-a-teixeira-large“Tribulations often enrich, refine, and guide us to a deeper understanding of the purpose of our existence.”
– Jose A. Teixieria






“God, as our loving Father, will stretch our souls at times. The soul is like a violin string: it makes music only when it is stretched.”
– Neal A. Maxwell




m-russell-ballard-large“Occasionally I hear people say, ‘I am living righteously, but things are not working out for me. I am losing patience and I wonder, where are all the blessings?’ To any of you who feel this way, I would encourage you to change your perspective. We are eternal spirits! We must live our lives with the end in mind – not in the middle. We must trust in the Lord. We must understand that some will be tested more than others. We should remember that no blessing will be denied if we continue to keep the commandments. Turn to the plan of salvation – it can answer all of your questions. Take the sacrament each week. It will help you regain spiritual strength. Trust in the Lord and understand that all blessings will come at the right time.”
– M. Russell Ballard


MONSON_medium“Some of you may at times have cried out in your suffering, wondering why our Heavenly Father would allow you to go through whatever trials you are facing… Our mortal life, however, was never meant to be easy or consistently pleasant. Our Heavenly Father… knows that we learn and grow and become refined through hard challenges, heartbreaking sorrows, and difficult choices. Each one of us experiences dark days when our loved ones pass away, painful times when our health is lost, feelings of being forsaken when those we love seem to have abandoned us. These and other trials present us with the real test of our ability to endure.”
– Thomas S. Monson


dieter-f-uchtdorf-large“Though we may not understand why certain things happen or why certain prayers go unanswered, we can know that in the end everything will make sense.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf




d-todd-christofferson-large“Challenges are at times an indication of the Lord’s trust in you. He can help you, directly and through others, to deal with what you face.”
– D. Todd Christofferson




“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”
– Unknown


“When you feel like you are drowning in life, don’t worry; your lifeguard walks on water.”
– Unknown