D&C 90:24 emphasizes that by living faithfully, all things can work together for our good. This doesn’t mean that everything that happens will be good. But even the negative the negative parts of life can eventually help us learn and grow.
How have you seen this happen in your own life, or in the lives of your family and friends?
24 Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith ye have covenanted one with another.
[Our family motto was]: “It will all work out.” Yet how can we say those words to one another when deep troubles come and answers aren’t readily available?…
Our family motto doesn’t say, “It will all work out now.” It speaks of our hope in the eternal outcome—not necessarily of present results. Scripture says, “Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good.” This doesn’t mean all things are good, but for the meek and faithful, things—both positive and negative—work together for good, and the timing is the Lord’s. We wait on Him, sometimes like Job in his suffering, knowing that God “maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.” A meek heart accepts the trial and the waiting for that time of healing and wholeness to come.
Sister Neill F. Marriott
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose