The following is by Jeffrey R. Holland. Talk is titled For Times of Trouble, 18 March 1980. … Some things are not under your control. Some disappointments come regardless of your effort and preparation, for God wishes us to be strong as well as good. … Thomas Edison devoted ten years and all of his money to … Read moreFor Times of Trouble
From Isaiah 46 Italics and underlines added by me for emphasis. When you see italics, read slowly. When you see underlines, read with power and emphasis! 3 Hearken unto me, … [ye] which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: 4 And even to your old age I am … Read moreIsaiah 46 – I am God, and there is none like me.
”Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.” – F Scott Fitzgerald (The Crack-Up, 1945)
“Seek not to counsel the Lord, but to take counsel from His hand. For behold, ye yourselves know that He counseleth in wisdom, and in justice, and in great mercy, over all his works.” – Jacob (The Book of Mormon, Jacob 4:10)
The Savior once taught, “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven” (see Matthew 5:43-45). Then and since, His followers have had some pretty … Read moreI know something that you don’t know!