Read and Discuss
Doctrine & Covenants 98:1
“Verily I say unto you my friends, fear not, let your hearts be comforted; yea, rejoice evermore, and in everything give thanks;”
- What can we do when we face trials?
- How does gratitude help us when we are struggling?
- How can we be peaceful and patient when others are unkind to us?
- Why is it helpful to remember the “big picture” when we’re going though difficult times?
“Suffering is universal; how we react to suffering is individual. Suffering can take us one of two ways. It can be a strengthening and purifying experience combined with faith, or it can be a destructive force in our lives if we do not have the faith in the Lord’s atoning sacrifice. The purpose of suffering, however, is to build and strengthen us. We learn obedience by the things we suffer.” Robert D. Hales