Truly Matter Most

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“Because our individual load needs to generate spiritual traction, we should be careful to not haul around in our lives so many nice but unnecessary things that we are distracted and diverted from the things that truly matter most.”   +25   

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Our Individual load

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“Each of us also carries a load. Our individual load is comprised of demands and opportunities, obligations and privileges, afflictions and blessings, and options and constraints.” +25   

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Kinds Of Challenges

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“There are many kinds of challenges. Some give us necessary experiences. Adverse results in this mortal life are not evidence of lack of faith or of an imperfection in our Father in Heaven’s overall plan.” +22   

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Sometimes Tragedies Are Very Personal

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“Sometimes tragedies are very personal. A son or daughter dies early in life or falls victim to a devastating disease. A loving parent’s life is taken because of a thoughtless act or accident. Whenever tragedy occurs, we mourn and strive to bear one another’s burdens.2 We lament the things that will not be accomplished and […]

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Their Only Joy

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“Today the only power Satan and his followers have is the power to tempt and try us. Their only joy is to make us miserable like unto themselves.Their only happiness comes when we are disobedient to the Lord’s commandments.” +23   

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Test In Mortality

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“Our challenges, including those we create by our own decisions, are part of our test in mortality. Let me assure you that your situation is not beyond the reach of our Savior. Through Him, every struggle can be for our experience and our good.” +22   

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