Elder Henry B. Eyring

Quorum of the Twelve

Life's trials may seem daunting, but they were given by the Lord because he loves his children. If Latter-day Saints rely on him to provide strength beyond their own, they can endure trials well.

"The test a loving God has set before us is not to see if we can endure difficulty. It is to see if we can endure it well. . . . To endure well is to keep those commandments whatever the opposition, whatever the temptation and whatever the tumult around us."

The type and duration of trials are unique to each. No two sets are alike. In every case, however, they can be overcome through constant prayer and diligent obedience, partaking of the Lord's strength.

At the Last Supper with his apostles, Jesus "did not leave them comfortless. He promised them the Holy Ghost, as he promises it to us in his service."

"You will, if you persevere in prayer and faithful service, begin to sense that the Holy Ghost has become a companion. Many of us have for a period given such service and felt that companionship. If you think back on that time, you will remember that there were changes in you. The temptation to do evil seemed to lessen. The desire to do good increased. Those who knew you best and loved you may have said, 'You have become more kind, more patient. You don't seem to be the same person.'

"You weren't the same person because the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real. And the promise is real that we can become new, changed and better."

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