Today’s App Message

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Question

Elder Uchtdorf shares how his family experienced incredible trials while he was growing up, and that although he faced periods of sorrow, he was able to find great joy and optimism in the context the gospel provides.
Imagine you faced similar trials (e.g. you and your family were driven from your home due to war).
What kind of faith and mindset would you need to refrain from murmuring or becoming embittered?

Quote

Before I reached my 12th birthday, our family had been forced twice to flee our home and start over amid the chaos, fear, and uncertainties caused by war and political division. It was an anxious time for me, but it must have been terrifying for my beloved parents…
Back then, in the solitude of my loneliest hours, I often wondered, “Is there any hope left in the world?”…
It is astonishing what we can learn when we look a little closer at our Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation and exaltation, the plan of happiness, for His children. When we feel insignificant, cast off, and forgotten, we learn that we may be assured that God has not forgotten us—in fact, that He offers to all His children something unimaginable: to become “heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.”…
Knowing this, how could we ever murmur or remain embittered? How could we ever keep our eyes on the ground when the King of kings invites us to take flight into an unimaginable future of divine happiness?

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Scripture

15 And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord.

Mosiah 24:15

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