SKU: 1068726 Trial Blessing Or Both
country, he often runs into people who have gone
through some really hard things. "But, " he says,
"they almost always tell me something like this:
‘You know, it has really turned out to be a blessing. ' "
In this inspiring new talk, Brother Smith helps us
understand the role of trials in our lives. He quotes
Elder Neal A. Maxwell, who said that trials come in
three forms: trials we bring upon ourselves, trials
that are part of our mortal existence, and trials
through which God is shaping and directing our
lives. "Often we can't see the Lord's hand in our
lives until long after the trials have passed, " says
Using stories and examples from the scriptures,
Church leaders, and others, Brother Smith illustrates
how trials can lead to triumphs. He shares the story
of Orville and Wilbur Wright, who used setbacks in
their lives to focus their energies into building the
first successful airplane. He quotes Elder Dieter F.
Uchtdorf, who said, "Often the most difficult times
of our lives are essential building blocks that form
the foundation of our character and pave the way to
future opportunity, understanding, and happiness. "
And for those trials that never seem to end, Brother
Smith reminds us that his favorite phrase from the
Book of Mormon says "And it came to pass, " not
"And it came to last! "