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Henry B. Eyring, Saturday Morning Session April 2012

April 1, 2012

I cannot promise an end to your adversity in this life. I cannot assure you that your trials will seem to be only for a moment. One of the characteristics of trials in life is that they seem to make clocks slow down and then appear almost to stop. There are reasons for that. Knowing those reasons may not give much comfort but it can give you a feeling of patience. Those reasons come from one fact: in their perfect love for you Heavenly Father and the Savior want you to be fitted with them. To live in families forever. Only those washed perfectly clean and changed through the atonement of Jesus Christ can be there.

My mother fought cancer for nearly ten years. Treatments and surgeries and finally confinement to her bed were some of her trials… One of the speakers at her funeral was President Spencer W. Kimball. Among tributes he paid I remember one that went something like this: “Some of you may have thought that Mildred suffered so long and so much because of something she had done wrong that required the trials.” He then said, “No, it was that God just wanted her to be polished a little more.” I remember at the time thinking if a woman that good needed that much polishing what is ahead for me?

If we have faith in Jesus Christ, the hardest as well as the easiest of times in life can be a blessing. In all conditions we can choose the right with the guidance of the Spirit. We have the gospel of Jesus Christ to shape and guide our lives if we choose it. And with prophets revealing to us our place in the Plan of Salvation we can live with perfect hope and a feeling of peace. We never need feel that we are alone or unloved in the Lord’s service because we never are. We can feel the love of God. The Savior has promised angels on our left and on our right to bear us up and He always keeps His word.

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