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[Title]ForOYourGood
EverythingWillWorkOut
HowWillYOUChoosetoFaceAdversity?
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Howwechoosetoreacttoourtrialsandtestswilldetermineoursuccessandhappiness.
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Weallknowlifeisnteasy.ByourHeavenlyFatherseternaldesign,lifeitwasntmeanttobe
easy.Thoughtrialsandtestscanweighusdown,wecanfaceouradversitieswithconfidenceas
welooktoinChrist.
ElderJamesB.Martinoteachesushowtogrowfromouranyexperiences.Hesaysthatourtrials
helpustobecomemoreliketheSavior.aswelearntorecognizethegoodthingsthatcomefrom
everyexperience.(AllThingsWorkTogetherforGood[https://www.lds.org/general
conference/2010/04/allthingsworktogetherforgood?lang=eng])
Thechallenge?Tohavethateternalperspectivewhileenduringatrial.
ElderMartinoteachesfivethingswecanlearnfromtheSaviorslastmomentsthatcanhelpus
faceourowntrials.
1. Keepaneternalperspective
TheLordknowsthatasmallamountofpainnowwillprotectusfrompossiblepainand
sufferingtinthefuture.WemustfFollowtheSaviorsexampleandtrustinHim.
2. LearnnottocomplainorDontmurmur
PerhapsinsteadofaskingWhyme?weshouldask,WhatcanIlearnfromthis
experience?WhatamItochangeHowcanImakethissituationbetter?
3. SeekgreaterhelpfromGodthroughprayer
Earnestprayermaynotremovethetrialfromus,butourHeavenlyFatherwillhelp
strengthenusinthetrialstrengthenusasweturntoHim.
4. Learntoserveandthinkofotherseveninourtimesoftrial
Whenweserveothers,weforgetourownproblemsand...(and)strengthenourselves,
saidElderMartino.
5. Forgiveothersanddonotseektopasstheblameofoursituationtothem
TheSaviorforgaveeventhosewhocrucifiedhim.Canwedothesame?
Aswedothesethings,ElderMartinopromised,allthings[will]worktogetherforgoodto[us]
thatloveGod.(Romans8:28[https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/rom/8.28?lang=eng#27])
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ReadorwatchElderMartinosaddressfromtheApril2010GeneralConference.
[https://www.lds.org/generalconference/2010/04/allthingsworktogetherfor
good?lang=eng#10PD50021388_000_039]
Source:lds.org,Ensign,Liahona
KayciTreu,MormonInsights
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ReadAPatternforLiving,aninterviewwithElderL.TomPerryonthe2004mutualtheme:
Searchdiligently,prayalways,andbebelieving,andallthingsshallworktogetherforyour
good(D&C90:24).
[https://www.lds.org/liahona/2004/01/apatternforliving?lang=eng]
ReadorwatchAllThingsShallWorkTogetherforYourGoodbySusanW.Tanner.
[https://www.lds.org/generalconference/2004/04/allthingsshallworktogetherforyour
good?lang=eng]
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