LDS General Conference: President Henry B. Eyring, First counselor, First Presidency
A summary of the talk given by President Henry B. Eyring, First counselor, First Presidency, during the Saturday morning session.
The challenge of dealing with adversity is common to all humans, and such challenges often come after a period of relative ease. That can "bring fear and sometimes anger." Feelings of injustice may come, at times resulting in a loss of faith.
"My purpose today is to assure you that our Heavenly Father and the Savior live and that they love all humanity. The very opportunity for us to face adversity and affliction is part of the evidence of their infinite love …
"The disciple who accepts a trial as an invitation to grow and therefore qualify for eternal life can find peace in the midst of the struggle."
The mode of relief is suited to the individual in need "to best strengthen and purify them. Often it will come in the inspiration to do what might seem especially hard for the person who needs help."
The loss of a loved one through death is one of the most difficult of challenges. The bereaved need the attention of others. Age and illness also are common to most humans and provide service opportunities.
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